minix - tannenbaum won!

John Newman jnn at
Thu Nov 9 09:19:45 PST 2017

On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 01:23:47PM -0300, juan wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:07:19 -0500
> John Newman <jnn at> wrote:
> > 
> > Tannenbaum's open letter to Intel is also a good read:
> 	not seeing much of value there - I would have expected a
> 	principled and scathing attack on the biggest fascist chip
> 	manufacturer on the plaenet and their 'management engine' but
> 	there is onli one line in a post script.

Yeah, Tannenbaum is not a guy to expect that sort of thing from, I don't
think. I just thought it was interesting. 

> 	also, the fact that motherfucking intel gets to 'save' money by
> 	using free stuff isn't exactly good news either. 
> 	last but not least, at some point it's quite ridiculous for
> 	open source advocates to give weapons to their enemies. 

Minix is BSD-licensed, so anyone can take it and do what they will with
it. I guess you're advocating for GPL only in open source stuff? I can
see both sides of the argument...

> > 
> >

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