Tech Insider					     Technology and Trends


			      USENET Archives

Relay-Version: version B 2.10 5/3/83; site utzoo.UUCP
Path: utzoo!watmath!clyde!bellcore!faline!thumper!steve
From: st...@thumper.UUCP
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Advertising
Message-ID: <376@thumper.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 2-Feb-87 11:55:42 EST
Article-I.D.: thumper.376
Posted: Mon Feb  2 11:55:42 1987
Date-Received: Tue, 3-Feb-87 04:15:03 EST
Distribution: net
Organization: The Fantasy Factory
Lines: 10

I'm curious:  Usually, postings that can be interpretted as advertising
generate flames.  Lots of postings have appeared in comp.os.minix that
are pure advertising; where to get it, how much it costs, phone numbers
and so forth.  No one has objected to any of this, and I'd like to know
why not.  Personally, I think advertising should be allowed, but I've
been scorched myself over this issue.  I'd like to see Andy make a
million bucks, and I don't want any of these postings to be outlawed.
But... what difference have I missed?

	-Steve Miller ihnp4!bellcore!thumper!steve

Relay-Version: version B 2.10 5/3/83; site utzoo.UUCP
Path: utzoo!watmath!clyde!cbatt!gatech!gitpyr!thomps
From: tho...@gitpyr.UUCP
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: Advertising
Message-ID: <3022@gitpyr.gatech.EDU>
Date: Tue, 3-Feb-87 12:28:12 EST
Article-I.D.: gitpyr.3022
Posted: Tue Feb  3 12:28:12 1987
Date-Received: Wed, 4-Feb-87 06:40:21 EST
References: <376@thumper.UUCP>
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
Lines: 29
Summary: UNSUBSCRIBE

In article <3...@thumper.UUCP>, st...@thumper.UUCP (Steve Miller) writes:
> I'm curious:  Usually, postings that can be interpretted as advertising
> generate flames.  Lots of postings have appeared in comp.os.minix that
> are pure advertising; where to get it, how much it costs, phone numbers
> and so forth.  No one has objected to any of this, and I'd like to know
> why not.  Personally, I think advertising should be allowed, but I've
> been scorched myself over this issue.  I'd like to see Andy make a
> million bucks, and I don't want any of these postings to be outlawed.
> But... what difference have I missed?

Many of us are interested in MINIX. It is available for what I consider a
nominal price considering what you get and it has a liberal liscensing 
agreement. I think if you will reasonably consider the amount of effort that
obviously went inti MINIX and what its being sold for, I Think you will 
realize that Dr. Tanenbaum's goal is not to make a million bucks. If he was,
he certainly wouldn't be offering the source code to everybody for 79.95
and no copy protection.

Also minix has its own group now, so nobody has to read it. JUdging by the
interest generated by Andy's announcement, it is clear that most people agree
with me. IF you don't like what you read, just UNSUBSCRIBE to this newsgroup.
When more people get there hands on the book and software, The discussions 
will no doubt become more technical.

-- 
Ken Thompson  Phone : (404) 894-7089
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Georgia Insitute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
...!{akgua,allegra,amd,hplabs,ihnp4,seismo,ut-ngp}!gatech!gitpyr!thomps

			        About USENET

USENET (Users’ Network) was a bulletin board shared among many computer
systems around the world. USENET was a logical network, sitting on top
of several physical networks, among them UUCP, BLICN, BERKNET, X.25, and
the ARPANET. Sites on USENET included many universities, private companies
and research organizations. See USENET Archives.

		       SCO Files Lawsuit Against IBM

March 7, 2003 - The SCO Group filed legal action against IBM in the State 
Court of Utah for trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference, 
unfair competition and breach of contract. The complaint alleges that IBM 
made concentrated efforts to improperly destroy the economic value of 
UNIX, particularly UNIX on Intel, to benefit IBM's Linux services 
business. See SCO vs IBM.

The materials and information included in this website may only be used
for purposes such as criticism, review, private study, scholarship, or
research.

Electronic mail:			       WorldWideWeb:
   tech-insider@outlook.com			  http://tech-insider.org/