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Re: DARPA funding?



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



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