ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
Jul 12, 2000, 06:21 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)
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"In the last six months or so, we've seen an explosion of
new operating system developments. All well and good, but truth be
told, most of these "new" developments are really old projects
looking for some new life...."
"Well, Plan 9 is heading for a rebirth, thanks -- I believe --
to Linux. Lucent Technologies, the company that still runs Bell
Labs, has released a new version of Plan 9 and made it available
for public download. While I can't make a definitive comment, a
quick glance of the Plan 9 license indicates a bastardized GPL that
should be able to qualify as a true open source license."
"In a manner similar to the way Linux distributors commercially
package open source software, Lucent has found a company interested
in selling services surrounding Plan 9. Britain's Vita Nuova will
be boxing Plan 9 for retail consumption as well as providing
commercial support and services for it."