The Unix Society

Greg Lehey grog at
Mon Aug 3 13:26:16 AEST 1998

On Sunday,  2 August 1998 at 23:14:16 -0400, Michael Sokolov wrote:
>    Warren Toomey <wkt at> writes:
>> If this is the case, the "Preservation" part of PUPS is OK, since
>> what we are trying to do is preserve the use of this strain of
>> system software.
>    No, no, PLEASE get rid of that "preservation" stigma. It's like a brand
> on a slave, a constant reminder of limits and constraints. Terms like
> "preservation", "historical", "heritage", "primordial", "ancient", etc. all
> suggest something of purely historical value. This is EXTREMELY insulting
> to those of us for whom True UNIX(R) is the ONLY multiuser operating
> system.

I would have a problem being a "Patriot".

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