[hackerspaces] first time seeing tron

Walter van Holst walter at revspace.nl
Tue Sep 4 22:47:59 CEST 2012

On 9/4/12 10:17 PM, Mark Adam wrote:

>     On 9/4/12 4:16 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
>     Stallman hadn't come up with the GPL at that time.
> I think it hadn't been *codified* perhaps, but the seeds were already
> strong with him there at the MIT computer lab as far back as the late
> 70's wasn't it?  (when did the PDP-11 come out?) 

Oh, if you take the long view the GPL is merely an expression of the way
academia looks at the extent to which knowledge should be appropriated
plus a nice layer to assure access to this commons to future recipients
of artifacts derived from such knowledge.

If you zoom out sufficiently enough the seeds were already there when
Martin Luther (not King) nailed his theses on a churchdoor.

But that is probably not what you meant ;-)

Having said that, the writers of Tron would probably feel better at home
with single-user, cooperative multitasking systems without memory
protection than with any GNU-related OS.

Maybe it is time for a delightful fan-rendition of Tron based on
GNU/Hurd? I mean, the Tron legacy has been raped thoroughly by Tron
Legacy, further sacrilege would be difficult.



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