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SubjectRe: What are the VM motivations??
On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Jason McMullan wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 03:26:13PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Jason McMullan wrote:
> > > Uhh. That's not what I was ranting about. What I was
> > > ranting about is that we have never 'put to paper' the
> > > requirements ('motiviations') for a good VM, nor have we
> > > looked at said nonexistent list and figured out what instrumentation
> > > would be needed.
> >
> > But we have. The fact that you missed the event doesn't
> > make it any less true.
> Excellent! Where can I find this? I would be most
> interested in what your considerations for a good VM are.
> (It'd probably be a good thing to reference people to when
> they start arguing off-the-cuff about VMs, eh?)

Over the last year there has been quite a bit of discussion
with Stephen Tweedie, Matt Dillon and more people. Parts of
it can be found on

The conclusion of most of this discussion is in my FREENIX
paper, which can be found at


Executive summary of a recent Microsoft press release:
"we are concerned about the GNU General Public License (GPL)"

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