Here is a note to readers from Dr. Peter H. Salus regarding his book, "The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin," which he is publishing in installments on Groklaw under the Creative Commons license, 2.0, attribution, noncommercial, noderivatives. The next installment will follow immediately.
Here are the chapters published to date:
The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin
~ by Peter H. Salus
A note to my readers
There have been a very large number of queries and many comments
concerning my work and its development. As a consequence, I've
decided to post my "Table of Contents," which I think of as a
roadmap. This is not (yet) cast in concrete. I had not planned
(for example) the Excursus between Chapters 8 and 9 until
last week. But here's my plan. PHS
- 0. 1968 and 1969
- 1. Ancient History: IBM & SHARE; DARPA & IPTO
- Excursus: The Law
- 2. UNIX
- 3. The Users
- 4. A tale of two editors
- 5. UUCP & USENET
- 6. 1979: V7
- 7. BSD
- 8. "Free as in freedom"
- Excursus: Hardware
- 9. Minix
- 10. SUN and gcc
- Excursus: UUNET
- 11. UNIX International and OSF
- 12. GNU tools
- 13. AT&T v Regents of the University of California
- 14. Bell Labs After UNIX: Plan 9 and Inferno
- 15. Commercial UNIXes and BSDI
- Excursus: the GPL and other Licenses
- 16. CERN & the Web
- 17. "Just for Fun"
- 18. Tanenbaum and Torvalds
- 19. The Hurd
- 20. Proliferating Penguins: Yggdrasil etc.
- 21. X Windows and other interfaces
- 22. Floods of FUD
- 23. NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD
- 24. The Uses of Linux
- 25. What's in a name?: Lignux and GNU/Linux
- 26. The literature of Freedom: Raymond & Searls
- 27. The URL on your breakfast cereal
- 28. The importance of tinkering
- 29. The geography of Linux
- 30. Where do we go from here?
Dr. Salus is the author of "A Quarter Century of UNIX" and several other books, including "HPL: Little Languages and Tools", "Big Book of Ipv6 Addressing Rfcs", "Handbook of Programming Languages (HPL): Imperative Programming Languages", "Casting the Net: From ARPANET to INTERNET and Beyond", and "The Handbook of Programming Languages (HPL): Functional, Concurrent and Logic Programming Languages". There is an interview with him, audio and video,"codebytes: A History of UNIX and UNIX Licences" which was done in 2001 at a USENIX conference. Dr. Salus has served as Executive Director of the USENIX Association.
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