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#1 2023-03-17 16:14:31

Altoid
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Ken Thompson and Linux

Hello:

This up today at ElReg:

https://www.theregister.com/2023/03/17/ … _a_maccie/

Liam Proven @theregister.com wrote:

Although Thompson is now 80 years old, he most recently worked at Google, where he co-developed Go… although his hiring caused problems: he refused to take the company's mandatory C proficiency test, on the feeble pretext that he designed the C language.

A must read/watch.  8^D

A good week-end to all.

A.

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#2 2023-03-17 17:05:08

golinux
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Re: Ken Thompson and Linux

Thanks for that, Altoid! Made my day!!

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#3 2023-03-17 18:17:14

Altoid
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Re: Ken Thompson and Linux

Hello:

golinux wrote:

Made my day!!

You're welcome.

Don't miss this part:

"... even though I've invested a zillion years in Apple, I'm throwing it away, and I'm going to Linux. To Raspbian, in particular."

Pity it is a systemd distribution.

Best,

A.

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#4 2023-03-17 19:16:43

golinux
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Re: Ken Thompson and Linux

Oh yes! I saw that and smiled. I am a seasoned apple basher. So is Eben Moglen. This gem from 2012:
https://transfer.sh/Vv3Uq1/moglen12snippet.mp3

Entire presentation is HERE

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#5 2023-03-17 19:34:23

Altoid
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Re: Ken Thompson and Linux

Hello:

golinux wrote:

... gem from 2012:

Indeed ...

"We need free software.
Unless we control the software in the network, the network will in the end control us."

Thanks for that.

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2023-03-17 19:35:59)

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