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Re: DARPA funding?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: DARPA funding?
- From: Daniel MD <IM-Thinking_(_at_)_clix_(_dot_)_pt>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 10:48:48 +0100
This is nothing new DARPA as been a great supporter for BSD systems since
the day's of the 3BSD release, if you don't belive me, just read this
excerpt of the Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution book:
"In the fall of 1979, Bob Fabry responded to DARPA's interest in moving
towards Unix by writing a proposal suggesting that Berkeley develop an
enhanced version of 3BSD for the use of the DARPA community. Fabry took a
copy of his proposal to a meeting of DARPA image processing and VLSI
contractors, plus representatives from Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, the
developers of the ARPAnet. There was some reservation whether Berkeley
could produce a working system; however, the release of 3BSD in December
1979 assuaged most of the doubts"
So i think that old habits die hard, and this is a good habit that DARPA
has i hope it will never die.
if you want to read more, go to
http:\\www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/, this is a great on-line
book, for those who are interested in the history of open source and BSD.
Thank You for your time, Compliments, and Have a Nice Day...
Daniel MD [DanielMD_(_at_)_im-thinking_(_dot_)_com] of IM-Thinking Consulting Corporation