[TUHS] SYSV & TCP/IP on the VAX...

Jason Stevens neozeed at gmail.com
Wed May 27 13:35:22 AEST 2009

When did it go from UNIX to Unix?  Then again the whole "The Open
Group" makes less then no sense to me...   I have to laugh when
something that is clearly a UNIX (say 32v) can't be called UNIX
because the rights were sold out from underneath it...

But then I'm not a lawyer so the law makes little or no sense to me.

Then again the whole 'standards' thing reminds me of iBCS2... nice
idea, but too bad GNU didn't supported it worth a damn, besides
Microsoft of all people.... Or maybe that's precisely why it died.  Or
if anyone can point me in a direction to build iBCS2 stuff with
binutils/gcc I'm all ears.

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> Jason Stevens scripsit:
>> I guess so... then I was just looking on google, SYSVR4 was released
>> in 1988.  It's kind of sad to think NOTHING signifigant happened in
>> the last 20 1/2 years, and that 1988 was the pinical of UNIX...
> "UNIX" is no longer the name of a codebase.  Technically, it is the name
> of a set of standards; in practice, it (usually written "Unix") is the
> name of an evolving design tradition.
> --
> John Cowan   <cowan at ccil.org>   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> One time I called in to the central system and started working on a big
> thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data bashing script.  One of the geologists
> came by, looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too.
> Try hanging up and phoning in again.'  --Beverly Erlebacher

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