[TUHS] Claim your early Unix contributions on GitHub

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Mar 31 05:17:53 AEST 2016

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 02:31:21PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr> wrote:
> > The Unix History repository on GitHub [1] aims to provide the evolution 
> > of Unix from the 1970s until today under Git revision control.  Through 
> > a few changes recently made [2] it's now possible for individual 
> > contributors to have their GitHub profile linked to their early Unix 
> > contributions.  Ken Thompson graciously made this move last week 
> > following a personal email invitation.  I think it would be really cool 
> > if more followed.  This would send a powerful message of continuity and 
> > tradition in computing to youngsters joining GitHub today.
> Given that using git enforces a loss of meta data, is there a chance to get 
> the SCCS history for older UNIX versions?

You are the first person outside of BitMover that I've ever seen
recognize that.  Go you!  It's very annoying, we can write a perfect BK
to Git exporter but going the other way is a research project.

--larry "not feeling love for git" mcvoy

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