[TUHS] Gnu/Stallman (was Bugs in V6 'dcheck')

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 3 07:08:15 AEST 2014

On Mon 02 Jun 2014 at 11:52:12 PDT Dan Cross wrote:
>   On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Brantley Coile <[1]brantley at coraid.com>
>   wrote:
>     Isn't it part of the nostalgia?
>   Perhaps.
>   But nostalgia aside, something I find interesting (and frankly a bit
>   distressing) is what seems to me to simply be an acceptance that it's all
>   going to end with Linux.  That is to say, no one ever seems to talk about
>   what will come *after* Linux.  Will Linus's kernel truly be the last
>   kernel anyone works on seriously?  Somehow I very much doubt that.  And
>   yet, you don't see a lot of talk about evolutionary paths beyond Linux;
>   it's a sort of tunnel vision.
>   For a while, it seemed like Plan 9 and/or Inferno could be the way
>   forward, but they seem to be all but dead.  What will be the next step
>   forward?

The recent dustup over systemd does seem to have many people looking for
alternatives to the main Linux distros -- and perhaps to Linux itself.

There's an opportunity, but it isn't clear that anyone is prepared to 
seize it.

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