Re: [dwm] The StumpWM Experience

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 09:29:25 -0500

On 10/10/07, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> I think Plan 9 hasn't been a success because the Bell Labs made
> it available under an Open Source license too late. If they'd
> released it earlier there would have been chances of earlier
> adaption in todays OS designs. A key to Unix' success was that
> it has been available (in form of BSD and Linux) to students for
> nearly the last two decades, which can't be said of Plan 9.

I mostly agree, but it could have survived being closed-source if it
weren't for the glacial development process. On the other hand, I
don't think mass deployment was a founding goal of Plan 9.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Wed Oct 10 2007 - 16:29:27 UTC

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