Dennis Ritchie has died. A suggestion
kline at thought.org
Fri Oct 14 22:11:10 UTC 2011
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 05:43:25PM -0400, mikel king wrote:
> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:43:25 -0400
> From: mikel king <mikel.king at olivent.com>
> Subject: Re: Dennis Ritchie has died. A suggestion
> To: Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl>
> Cc: FreeBSD questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
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> On Oct 13, 2011, at 4:38 PM, Roland Smith wrote:
> > With the recent death of Dennis Ritchie, we've lost one of the giants on whose
> > shoulders we are standing. But rather that mourn his passing, I think it would
> > be proper to remember and celebrate his achievements.
both dennis's and ken's ... and for that matter the entire
bunch from murry hill. somewhere in my jumble of books in
my True Bible, 'the c programming language' that i had
dennis autograph 20+ years ago. in my NSHO, that book is
the best book every written. it's just one of dennis's
> > His contributions to the C language and the UNIX operating system are a
> > legacy that few can match.
> > Therefore I would like to propose that the FreeBSD project dedicate the
> > upcoming 9.0 release in his memory.
> > Alternatively, an tribute on the FreeBSD website would be fitting, wouldn't it?
> > Roland
> > --
> > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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> I think this would be a fitting tribute...
hm. given that ken finished up at berkeley in '69 and
'70, isn't it overdue to have at least a page that mentions
the BSD link to its origin and inspiration?
> Mikel King
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