Linked by jimmy1971 on Fri 28th Jan 2011 23:46 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "The drought of those who speak without depending on slides has ended at the 12th Australian national Linux conference. Last evening, Marshall Kirk McKusick, a well-known BSD hacker, took those assembled down a slightly different track - after all, this is a Linux conference - with his narrative history of BSD. And what a rollicking ride it was! [...] And the venue for his talk could hold only 100 people. He based his talk on notes he had made while travelling through Australia on a train in 1986 - he was a keynote speaker at the now-defunct Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group conference in 1986."
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Is a video available
by NormalBloke on Sat 29th Jan 2011 03:45 UTC
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It would be great to see this on video if it was available.

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RE: Is a video available
by fasteez on Sat 29th Jan 2011 09:59 UTC in reply to "Is a video available"
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here are some videos hosted by McKusick, one of them titled 'history of unix' of 54min long

probably not the same exact content but close enough i guess

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RE: Is a video available
by Stratoukos on Sun 30th Jan 2011 21:31 UTC in reply to "Is a video available"
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There is a linuxconfau page in with a lot of videos from the conference, but I can't find McKusick's Keynote. A lot of other interesting videos though.

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Typo in the linked story
by YALoki on Sat 29th Jan 2011 23:14 UTC
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Page 2 anecdote about being deposed which includes Captain Cook.

Given the context I'd say that it should be Captain Hook.

I'm not about to register at yet another site just to tell them of their error.


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