[TUHS] A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution gets the MSR '15 Best Data Showcase Award

cowan at ccil.org cowan at ccil.org
Wed May 20 04:55:57 AEST 2015

Clem Cole scripsit:

> NetBSD wanted to take the CRSG token make a solid system for research that
> ran everywhere - i.e. lots of different target HW - 68K many different
> vendors, Vax, Power, sparc, much less x86.  In fact, they would take back
> from FreeBSD a lot of the 386 work eventually.

The Hannum interview says that portability wasn't the focus in the *very*
beginning, and that getting NetBSD running on different architectures
was because they had a lot of different architectures around.  So it
was making a virtue of what started out as necessity.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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