LCA 2011: McKusick tells of the BSD days as only he can
Jan 28, 2011, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)
[ Thanks to Sam
Varghese for this link. ]
"The drought of those who speak without depending on
slides has ended at the 12th Australian national Linux conference.
"Last evening, Marshall Kirk McKusick, a well-known BSD hacker,
took those assembled down a slightly different track - after all,
this is a Linux conference - with his narrative history of BSD. And
what a rollicking ride it was!
"McKusick was, rather unfortunately, put down for the last slot
of the day, 4.45pm, when many tired and footloose souls had vended
their way homewards to charge their batteries for the next day. And
the venue for his talk could hold only 100 people."