On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 02:42:49PM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 05:19:15PM -0500, Jacob
Wow, Larry, were you one of the guys in Sun who
actually lobbied to abandon
Solaris 2 and resurrect SunOS 4.x when Solaris 2.3 flopped?
Over and over and over again. You have no idea.
Anyway, a friend I admire quite a lot took the
time to put some of this
Sun history and Illumos fork stuff into a talk at LISA a few years back and
I think he did a really nice job. Have a look if you like:
Yeah, I know Bryan pretty well, we used to be neighbors in Noe Valley
and have spent a fair amount of time discussing OS stuff. Here's
Bryan, Jeff Bonwick, and Bill Moore at my place in the Santa Cruz
Sorry, I should assume people know who is who, that's Bryan on the left,
Jeff is making like a chicken, Bill on the right.
Jeff and Bill were the main ZFS guys (I hired Jeff at Sun, he was one of
my students at Stanford; Bill worked for me on BitKeeper and went on to
do ZFS and then a storage startup that EMC bought for a bazillion dollars,
Bill now lives on the largest lot in Los Altos :)
Smart guys, it was fun listening to that crowd chat.