[GRLUG] Torvalds -vs- Tanenbaum

John-Thomas Richards jtr at jrichards.org
Tue Dec 4 21:03:01 EST 2012

On Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 08:52:23PM -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
> http://oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/appa.html
> Some here might enjoy this.  Started in 1992, it's mostly historical
> now.

History is interesting.

> GNU's hurd hasn't materialized in something like 25 years.  Mike
> Bushnell worked on it, collided with Stallman, changed his name to
> Thomas, and is now a monk or some such thing, although he still does
> software.  I have no idea where the hurd stands, might ever go, etc.
> Minix doesn't seem like a serious contender for a GNU kernel.
> Anyway, if you want to get a hint at what all the shouting was about,
> try the link above.

Hurd is around.  -ish.  Debian is attempting to have it ready in time
for Wheezy's release.  (I think it's doubtful, but I'm hardly up on the
dev scene within Debian.)
Lots of people think they're charitable if they give away their old clothes
and things they don't want.  It isn't charity to give away things you want
to get rid of and it isn't a sacrifice to do things you don't mind doing.
Myrtle Reed, author (1874-1911)

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