[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Oct 19 02:18:11 CDT 2003

On Sunday, October 19, 2003, at 03:10 AM, Francisco Javier 
Mesa-Martinez wrote:
>>> The multics sources are neither open nor free, they belong to Groupe
>>> Bull,
>>> and it seems they are not interested in releasing any of it.
>>    So the suits are just going to sit on it?  To what end?
> Well it seems they have been sitting on it for over 2 decades, which I
> believe was the last time a multics specific design was marketed.
> Groupe Bull is rather mismanaged, so I would not put any sort of
> hope/faith in them doing the right thing and release the sources.

   I don't understand this.

   But then, I'm a decent human being and a productive member of 
society, not a suit, so I suppose I wasn't meant to understand it.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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