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Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL - the Linux of Databases...

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>
Cc: martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL - the Linux of Databases...
Date: 1998-03-03 13:31:51
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On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:

> Thus spake Andrew Martin
> > > up just with a comment like "Linux != Unix"...which, it isn't, its a
> > > Unix-like clone...but they can't seem to figure the distinction *rofl*
> > 
> > Agreed... :-)  But BSD isn't Unix either - not officially. [Waits for
> > Marc to disagree, again...]
> Of course it is.  It has direct lineage back the Bell Labs.  There is
> no AT&T code left in but you can most definitely say "BSD Unix" where
> you can't say "Linux Unix."  For many years Berkeley was the main
> development hotbed for Unix.  In fact, BSD was eventually fed back
> into SVR4.

	What he said *scrambles to save this for next time*

> > Not to mention the fact that at least one release of Linux did go through
> > full Posix certification and is thus allowed to be called Unix :-)
> Posix != Unix.  NT is a Posix system.  So is OpenVMS.
> BTW, which version of Linux was Posix certified and who paid for it?

	Ummmm, I don't know the version, but I do know that this was the
case...whether they stayed Posix certified or not is another story, but I
do remember this...

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