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

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 11:24:39 AEST 2014

You are, of course, free to not find it interesting in the way that I do.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Dan Cross scripsit:
> > > There will be a new kernel when someone decides, as Linus did, to
> > > write a new kernel.  If it catches on, it may supplement or replace
> Linux.
> >
> > To whit: it appears that "we" (for some large value of "we") have
> > collectively decided that it's not worth looking for a replacement for
> > Linux.  If nothing else, I find that interesting.
> It doesn't matter how many people decide not to do it, any more than it
> matters how many people decide not to try to find a replacement for the
> Standard Model.  It only takes one to decide *to* do it.  Of course,
> some people may decide and never do it, or never finish it, or be mute
> inglorious Miltons who are never heard of, or who are heard of but fail
> to take over the world.
> All anyone can do is either do it themselves or wait for someone else
> to do so.
> --
> John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
> If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing
> on my shoulders.  --Hal Abelson
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