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Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:50:27 -0700
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In article <>,
 mike3 <> wrote:
> Would it be possible to construct a Free (note the capital "F")
> operating system that would be capable of meeting all the UNIX
> standards (POSIX, SUS, etc.) precisely enough to be able to be
> certified by The Open Group as UNIX(R), ie. "real Unix" (you need
> certification to even call a system "Unix", not just to call it
> "UNIX(R)", by the way), even if actually _getting_ the certification
> might be difficult (since it's so !!!!ing expensive)?

Well, OS X 10.5 is certified Unix.  Since OS X basically consists of a 
free OS (Darwin) with a non-free GUI on top of it, presumably Darwin 
would be able to pass certification on its own.

--Tim Smith

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