Linked by robertson on Sat 16th Jul 2011 21:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Plan 9 has been forked to start a development out of the Bell Labs (or whatever they are called these days...). This true community-approach allows further development of Plan 9, even if the shrinking resources at Bell-Labs for Plan 9 are vanishing. The homepage and the code can be both found at Google code. You can boot 9front from the regulary built live cd or build the binaries in your existing Plan 9 installation. Installation instructions and further information can be obtained at the 9front wiki."
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RE: Comment by vivainio
by tanzam75 on Sat 16th Jul 2011 23:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by vivainio"
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AT&T funded Plan 9 through its initial development. When AT&T split up for the second time, most of Bell Labs went with Lucent -- and that included the operating systems research division.

It's not uncommon for most of the benefits of research to end up with someone other than the sponsor.

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