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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[3]: Wha tnow
by Laurence on Mon 18th Jul 2011 19:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wha tnow"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

BSD (a variant of Unix) indeed predates Linux (which began development in 1991) by quite a bit. However, FreeBSD didn't begin until 1993, after the AT&T lawsuit was resolved.

386BSD (which FreeBSD and NetBSD are based upon) was open source obviously pre-dates FreeBSD (albeit only by a year or two)

However, and as the other commenter said, the BSD code and community existed long before then.

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