[TUHS] If not Linux, then what?

Gregg Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 16:05:00 AEST 2019

Oh dear.
At the very first Linux conference in NYC, I caught up with the NetBSD
group there, and suggested something-of-a-sort. Let's just say that
the person there is probably still active on their lists, and
sometimes comes across as someone even Larry wouldn't like very much.
I tried again after he stopped behaving like someone from a movie we
all know, and I asked again. His response was similar. I put it down
to extreme jet lag.

Adam if your interested please ask off list.
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 1:55 AM Adam Thornton <athornton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2019, at 7:39 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 10:16:58PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> But I got to meet at least
> one very toxic personality in person which immediately turned me away
> from that offer --- and I got my start on BSD 4.3 with Project Athena.
> (For all that people used to like to complain about Linus's e-mail
> persona, I *much* preferred to work with Linus than with some of the
> personalities in the *BSD/HURD communities.)
> I agree with Ted and I'm seeing it to this day, I hang with some BSD
> folks and they spend way too much time complaining about people.
> Yeah, this.  I don’t know about these days, but….
> End of the 90s, early 2000s, I was deeply involved in the Linux port to System/390 and then zSeries.  Sometime, probably ’99, maybe ’00, I went to a Linux conference in Atlanta; I talked a little about Linux on S/390 and the things we were looking for help with.
> And I went to the NetBSD booth.  I mean, even then, NetBSD’s thing was that it ran on all sorts of architectures.  So I introduced myself, to say, “hey, if you guys want a development environment to hammer out a S/390 port, I can probably hook you up.”  What I got was a btiter rant about Linux’s “so-called portability” and I was basically told to FOAD.
> That was…quite a surprise, having been working in a mostly-supportive community, albeit one in which the manufacturer was pretty dubious about the port.
> Adam

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