Truly Understanding the "Unix Philosophy" - Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses

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(14-09-2016, 08:15 AM)jkl Wrote: The "spirit" of an "operating system people get around to hack with" was never a part of what Unix tried to provide. Just because it was possible for a short while, it was not automatically planned this way.
I quote Dennis Ritchie's vision of Unix:
Quote:What we wanted to preserve was not just a good environment in which to do programming, but a system around which a fellowship could form. We knew from experience that the essence of communal computing, as supplied by remote-access, time-shared machines, is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a keypunch, but to encourage close communication.

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RE: Truly Understanding the "Unix Philosophy" - by venam - 14-09-2016, 08:20 AM