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Subject[OFFTOPIC] free plan9? [was Re: Ken Thompson interview in IEEE Computer magazine (fwd)]
Hi!

> > Moreover, [Plan 9 is] still very early in its life cycle compared to
> > Unix. It's still at about the same stage as 6th Research Edition
> > Unix was --- so it's a bit premature to call it a failure. All it
> > would really take would be for some analog of UCB-CSRG to pick it up....
>
> Or more likely, for some college student to decide that he'd like a
> free version; nothing fancy or portable, just something for his new
> Merced box. I wonder what kind of grade Tannenbaum would give it?

This already happened. It is called VSTa.

Pavel
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