Will anti-Berkeley boycotts affect BSD Unix?
l0r3zz at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 21:16:03 UTC 2017
This is BS. The violence was created by Black Bloc, UC had nothing to do
with it. The talk was canceled because the entire situation was unsafe.
I'd you have any questions or would like clarification please reach out.
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On Feb 3, 2017 1:10 PM, "Joe Nosay" <superbisquit at gmail.com> wrote:
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On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Alex Libman <a at libman.org> wrote:
> My Fellow BSD Users & Advocates:
> In light of the recent violent faculty-supported anti-free-speech riots at
> UC Berkeley, the archaic namesake of BSD Unix, I would like to once again
> revisit the question that I've posed in a less serious tone six years ago:
> WHAT *SHOULD* THE B IN BSD STAND FOR?
> The history of the BSD Unix ecosystem, stretching from the late 1960s to
> the present day, involves contributions from many different universities,
> companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals from all over the
> world. Why should just one (particularly controversial and divisive)
> university get perpetual free advertising for all eternity at the expense
> of every other individual and institution?
> I propose that the name BSD should be thought of as a recursive acronym
> (like GNU) for "BSD Software Distribution". The B in BSD could also stand
> for Beastie, Bell Labs (to which it has a more forthright connection than
> Linux), etc, etc, etc...
> This need not be a formal decision by any BSD variant's foundation, BDFL,
> etc - just a preference of some members of the BSD community.
> Long live the BSD Software Distribution!
> Peace out.
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