Subject: Re: BSD vs. SysV vs. "unix"
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From: Lucio de Re <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/23/1999 08:52:07
According to Greg A. Woods:
> It's pretty hard to sit on the fence like I do when *everyone* assumes
> I'm on one side of the fence or the other.  People in this crowd are
> sure that I'm a SysV bigot.  My SysV friends think I've defected and
> gone soft in the head.
Hah, the joys of fence-sitting :-)

> But I don't really care.  I have specific requirements and goals and
> those are what I'm really interested in.  If it were pragmatic to do I'd
> kick every kind of Unix off all of my machines and run something better,
> like maybe Plan 9....
Don't, you can borrow mine, remotely, until sometimes this year Bell 
Labs release Brazil and start a whole new range of implementation 
difficulties :-)

But to do anything at all with Plan 9 is kinda hard, specially given 
their odd licencing terms (which are fine for experimentation, let's be 

But I do like it, and I often feel like bending NetBSD pretty hard in 
that direction.  I would simply love some way to get these two brave 
pioneers to co-exist productively.