Subject: Re: NeXT port... Any interest or work in progress?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/08/1996 22:30:00
Plan9 is not a complete port, and it doesn't even run terribly well.  I have  
the set of CD's here and I'm not impressed.  Aside from that, we cannot use  
Lucent Technologies' code because of the god awful copyright on it.  I might  
be able to write up how Lucent talks to the hardware and someone else could  
reinvent the wheel, however, I need to look into my licenses again cause I  
remember there was something about reengineering efforts and I don't want to  
get into that mess again.

Further discussion of NetBSD/next should be moved to

Best regards,

On Sun, 8 Dec 1996 23:19:25 -0600 (CST), Peter Seebach <> wrote:
> I just inherited (well, am borrowing, probably indefinitely, from the
> widow) an old NeXT.  I love this machine (it's what I learned to program
> on), but realize that I might at some point want to run NetBSD on it...
> and I see no arch/next.  :)  There are plenty of other options, such as
> Plan 9, but I'm sort of curious.
> -s
Christian Kuhtz - hm, - wk
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