Linux - (was: Re: [Israel.pm] Selling the Perl Resource Kit)

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Wed Feb 11 07:09:20 PST 2004


Sorry, couldn't resist adding the following two links, especially the 
second one:

See the second paragraph in the following link about the Minix license:
http://minix1.hampshire.edu/

And Linus' humble post on comp.os.minix:
http://www.linux10.org/history/

Cheers,

--Amos

Shlomi Fish wrote:

>On Wednesday 11 February 2004 06:43, Kfir Lavi wrote:
>  
>
>>I have new book: computer networks - tanenbaum. didn't use it.
>>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130661023/qid=1076451999//re
>>f=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-7716790-5940043?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 kfir
>>
>>    
>>
>
>Hmmm... I heard about this book. (good things and bad things). If it's indeed 
>in good condition, then I suggest you sell it at the auction. You can get %50 
>of the sale and %50 will go to Perl.org.il. (just a suggestion - you can sell 
>it entirely for your own gain).
>
>Just a note for everybody: Andrew S. Tannenbaum (aka Andy Tannenbaum) is a 
>Dutch professor who specializes in Operating Systems and Computer Networks. 
>He is known for having written a book about Operating Systems where he gave 
>minix, a small UNIX-like OS for x86's as an example. minix in turn served as 
>the basis for the first version of Linux which was written by Linus Torvalds. 
>The code of Linux was never entirely re-written from scratch since then, and 
>Linux is the most commonly deployed UNIX-clone to-date.
>
>Of course, later on Tannenbaum criticized Torvalds for choosing to use a 
>monolithic kernel architecture instead of a micro-kernel one. This started an 
>entirely big and famous holy war on Usenet:
>
>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/appa.html
>
>Regards,
>
>	Shlomi Fish
>
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