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From: reed@reedmedia.net
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs@tuhs.org>
Subject: [TUHS] a book (was Re:  PWB vs Unix/TS)
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:44:25 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <alpine.NEB.2.21.1909101307530.11702@t1.m.reedmedia.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAC20D2Pz+gwyeuVYcHFbJaimHtrt+sKSvCFp=hMZNoAWr4G09Q@mail.gmail.com>

There needs to be a book with stuff like this. There is no Unix history 
book that I have ever seen with the depth of information in threads like 
this and others on TUHS.  It would be a huge project and hard to tell if 
there would me more than just recognition and intrinsic rewards for the 
effort -- but maybe that is enough.

(As an example, I have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours 
researching a small subset: Berkeley Unix history. Attempted to contact 
hundreds of historical participants. Interviewed near 100 people; most 
by email, but some in person or by phone -- even postal mail! Building a 
massive collection of historical data. Read over 30 physical books 
covering very small parts of the story. Watched many videos (and notes). 
Getting documents scanned and sent to me. It is a very detailed effort 
-- such as a single long chapter on the Virtual Vax/UNIX / London/Reiser 
/ Babaoglu story with 168 citations or the single chapters on the 
official unofficial patchkits, lawsuit, etc. -- and there is nothing in 
this field to compare it too. I have over 243 bibtex entries already and 
215 citations left to add to my .bib file. During that time, I have 
published six other books, some written from scratch. Some have 
suggested I use Kickstarter or similar as a financial incentive to 
finish it off.)

Since the Unix story is so huge, a first volume could be up through 
System III, for example, but maybe that is too much.

Anyone know of anyone writing a thorough Unix history book?

Does it make sense to use a kickstarter?

I may bring up in a different thread, but I am presenting about Unix 
history at Dallas Ft. Worth UNIX Users Group soon. They are planning to 
have two meetings (different months) dedicated to the history (50th 
anniversary).

Jeremy C. Reed

p.s. Sorry to mention this, but time is running out:

$ grep -i decease /home/reed/book/bsd-history/PEOPLE | wc -l 
      17

pps. My other chapters:

beginning.tex:\chapter{In the beginning ...}

2bsd.tex:\chapter{Second Berkeley Software Tape}

3bsd.tex:\chapter{Welcome to Virtual Vax/UNIX}

2bsd-part2.tex:\chapter{2BSD becomes an operating system}

4bsd.tex:\chapter{4BSD}

43bsd.tex:\chapter{4.3BSD -- The Internet Server}

2bsd-part3.tex:\chapter{The 16-bit 2BSD continues}

43bsd-part2.tex:\chapter{To open source BSD}

commercial.tex:\chapter{Commercial Unixes using BSD}

44bsd.tex:\chapter{4.4BSD}

bsdi.tex:\chapter{BSDI}

386bsd.tex:\chapter{386BSD Part 1}

lawsuit.tex:\chapter{Lawsuit}

patchkit.tex:\chapter{The official unofficial patchkits}

netbsd.tex:\chapter{NetBSD}

freebsd.tex:\chapter{FreeBSD}

386bsd-part3.tex:\chapter{386BSD Part 2}

bsdi-part2.tex:\chapter{BSDI part 2}

openbsd.tex:\chapter{OpenBSD}

netbsd-part2.tex:\chapter{NetBSD -- Part 2}

dragonfly.tex:\chapter{DragonFly BSD}

3bsd-license.tex:\chapter{3BSD Software Agreement (1979)}

4bsd-license.tex:\chapter{4BSD Software Agreement (1980)}



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Thread overview: 82+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-09  6:25 [TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS Warner Losh
2019-09-09  6:36 ` arnold
2019-09-10 15:16 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11  0:28   ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11  3:53   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-11 15:36     ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 16:55       ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was " Charles H Sauer
2019-09-12 19:31         ` Kevin Bowling
2019-09-12 20:59           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-12 21:09             ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses - Series/1 NUXI Ronald Natalie
2019-09-12 21:31             ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS Warner Losh
2019-09-12 22:30             ` jcs
2019-09-12 23:12               ` reed
2019-09-12 23:22                 ` jcs
2019-09-12 23:29               ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses Warren Toomey
2019-09-13  7:06                 ` arnold
2019-09-13  8:30                 ` SPC
2019-09-14 18:29                   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-12 21:29           ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS Charles H Sauer
2019-09-11 17:49       ` [TUHS] " Richard Salz
2019-09-11 17:52         ` ron
2019-09-11 21:44           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 18:11       ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-11 18:18         ` Richard Salz
2019-09-11 18:54           ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-11 21:05             ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11 21:34             ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11 21:57             ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 22:50               ` Arthur Krewat
2019-09-11 21:59           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 21:50         ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 22:49         ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-12  3:43           ` [TUHS] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-12  4:20             ` George Michaelson
2019-09-12  4:31               ` [TUHS] [SPAM] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-12 13:44                 ` Tony Finch
2019-09-13  4:11                   ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13  5:54                     ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-13  8:00                       ` Peter Jeremy
2019-09-13 15:23                         ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13 21:36                         ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-12  4:28             ` [TUHS] SCCS Jon Forrest
2019-09-12  4:33               ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-12  6:12                 ` William Corcoran
2019-09-12 14:35                   ` Clem Cole
2019-09-13  5:22                 ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-13  5:50                   ` Bakul Shah
2019-09-12 16:45               ` Eric Allman
2019-09-12 17:29                 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-12 17:47                   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-13  8:12                   ` emanuel stiebler
2019-09-13 21:11                     ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-13 21:17                       ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13 21:48                         ` Bakul Shah
2019-09-13 23:12                           ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-13 23:03                         ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-14  1:55                           ` [TUHS] [SPAM] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-16 17:23                             ` [TUHS] SCCS Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-16 20:31                               ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-17 17:57                                 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-18  8:48                               ` Eric Allman
2019-09-18 17:33                                 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-12 20:07             ` Nemo
2019-09-11 16:05   ` [TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS Paul Winalski
2019-09-11 17:14     ` ron
2019-09-14  0:44   ` reed [this message]
2019-09-14  2:53     ` [TUHS] a book (was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS) Warner Losh
2019-09-15  2:18       ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15  2:39         ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15  3:24         ` Adam Thornton
2019-09-14 22:46     ` Clem cole
2019-09-15  0:58       ` Adam Thornton
2019-09-15  3:30         ` Eric Allman
2019-09-15  4:21           ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-15  5:17             ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15 20:14               ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15 20:21                 ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15 20:12           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15 21:28             ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-15 23:27               ` Clem cole
2019-09-15 23:45                 ` Richard Salz
2019-09-15  7:43     ` Andy Kosela

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