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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- raya's research on "The Four Freedoms"

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- raya's research on "The Four Freedoms"
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 15:14:55 +0200

On Sat, 07 Oct 2006 13:02:05 +0200
David Kastrup <> wrote:

> Uh, what?  The quoted section tries defining the term "UNIX", not the
> term "operating system".

Notice the qualification "time-sharing operating system kernel". If
"operating system" would have been a synonym for kernel, Kernighan and
Pike would not have felt it necessary to qualify the term.

Both quotes indicate that already in the early 80s, "operating system"
had a broader meaning than merely the "kernel".

Stefaan A Eeckels
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