Andrew Tannenbaum, author of the Minix operating system, talks about Ken Brown, the president of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, and the history of Unix-like operating systems.
The history of UNIX and its various children and grandchildren has been in the news recently as a result of a book from the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. Since I was involved in part of this history, I feel I have an obligation to set the record straight and correct some extremely serious errors. But first some background information.
Now Ken Brown shows up and begins asking questions. I quickly determined that he didnt know a thing about the history of UNIX, had never heard of the Salus book, and knew nothing about BSD and the AT&T lawsuit.
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