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Re: [tlug] Re: Alan Cox's remark at Fosdem

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 11:12:16 +0900, Uva Coder 

> I think what separates the Bell Labs (BL) open source operating
> systems from the GNU based open source operating systems is
> discernment. This discernment comes from a philosophy.
> An example of the difference is where a utility should to do one job
> and do it well. For instance, an utility should not attempt to be a
> swiss knife (e.g., tar -xzvf file.tar.gz).  Along these lines we do
> not need a plethroa of mailers; just one mailer that works right.
> "Simplicity, Clairty, and Generality" is the mantra of BL developers.

This is probably the clearest illustration of this that I have ever
seen in writing. Bravo!

I am firmly in the BL camp. :)


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