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SubjectRE: [ANNOUNCE] Darkstar Development Project
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, David A. Gatwood wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, mberglund wrote:
>
> > Because Linux already runs on a couple of platforms even NetBSD does not
> > run on,
>
> And vice-versa, last I checked. Let's be fair here. :-)
>
>
> > PS: If FreeBSD DID run on PPC and S390 and offer the company I work for
>
> NetBSD runs on lots of PPC machines, although I don't think it runs on the
> S390. Their ofppc port doesn't have a supported models list on the main
> NetBSD site....
>
>
> > all the growth potential Linux does, there is a good chance that I would
> > already be there. I don't want this to happen, so I am hoping that
> > instead, we can raise the level of integration and upgradability here. I
> > would hate to have to trade my penguin in for a devil!
>
> I agree with the goal, although perhaps not the reason for it. I think
> that's the wrong way to look at it. I think all the free 'NIXers should
> see this as an opportunity to take free code and concepts and leverage it
> to our advantage, while at the same time, giving back those advantages to
> the groups that gave them to us. The Penguin and the Daemon need not be
> mortal enemies.
>
> Indeed, the linux port I work most with is very nearly a linux kernel
> running on top of a BSD one (Mach, to be precise, but it shows its BSD
> heritage well). I've borrowed code from the *BSDs frequently, and I've
> always let both them and the monolithic Linux guys borrow my code whenever
> it was helpful, because I believe in the free flow of ideas among
> open-sourcers.
>
> I dream of a day when little black and white children and little red
> children can... oops... wrong speech.... ;-) But you get the idea. Our
> biggest strength would be in embracing all that is different and unique
> yet open, and sharing resources and ideas. Don't fear the daemon. Use
> it. Learn from it.
>
>
> David
>

You are a wise and learned man. I will study in your light.

Thanks,
Matt

Unix is best described as an old, sturdy tree.
It is well structured, always growing, and has passed the test of time.

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