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Re: operating system design AND implementation

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: operating system design AND implementation
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:47:04 +0200
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At Sat, 12 Aug 2006 15:37:35 -0400,
"Jonathan S. Shapiro" <address@hidden> wrote:
> He states only two facts. Both are incorrect or misleading:
> > >   I thought L4 would be great but then
> > >   everyone wants to wait for coyotes which is a fucking commerical
> > >   endeavor!
> Two errors here:
>   1. I don't know if Neal and Marcus have made any final decision about
>      Coyotos. My impression is that it is more a matter of "this is the
>      best option we see at the moment", but I don't know that any final
>      decision has been made.

Yeah.  Unfortunately, neither Neal or I have the resources at this
time to commit to making a final decision.  On the plus side, I am
making very good grades in math now.

>   2. Coyotos is a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University, which
>      is a non-profit educational institution, and The EROS Group, LLC,
>      which is a for-profit corporation. Yes, The EROS Group will be
>      doing commercial things with Coyotos, but the core system will
>      continue to be open source. A few other companies come to mind
>      that do this type of thing: RedHat, SUSE, Novell, Sleepycat...

You don't even need to defend yourself on this one.  At the root seems
to be a confusion between proprietary and commercial.  Coyotos is one
of the most available and open operating system projects in the world.
You are doing an excellent job at reaching out to people investigating
its merits, and the available mailing list archives provide a track
record and insight into its history that's unprecedented to my

> Instead of insulting people who are actually doing something, perhaps
> rautha should consider that I'm effectively *donating* several million
> dollars worth of experience and code to the community. I don't expect
> anybody to throw me a party or anything, but simple courtesy and
> civility doesn't seem like too much to ask.

Actually, a party for Coyotos 1.0 would be kinda nice :)


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