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

From: darcy(at)druid(dot)net (D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain)
To: martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL - the Linux of Databases...
Date: 1998-03-03 12:17:30
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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.

> 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?

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy(at){druid|vex}.net>   |  Democracy is three wolves                |  and a sheep voting on
+1 416 424 2871     (DoD#0082)    (eNTP)   |  what's for dinner.

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