Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Feb 2014 00:18 UTC
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The University of California, Berkeley, has been authorised by Alcatel-Lucent to release all Plan 9 software previously governed by the Lucent Public License, Version 1.02 under the GNU General Public License, Version 2.

You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

I never really dove too deep into Plan 9, but it has always fascinated me. I think it's time to learn more - and I suggest you do so too. It's weekend, after all, right?

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RE: Will this help Glendix?
by CapEnt on Sat 15th Feb 2014 16:22 UTC in reply to "Will this help Glendix?"
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Very few Plan9 code can be directly compiled on Linux (or any other OS), thanks to the unusual C syntax and includes of the Plan9's compiler and standard library, respectively.

Plan9 is not a POSIX compliant OS, indeed, Plan9 was made for the very purpose of replacing UNIX and his concepts. It does offer a compatibility layer to port POSIX/ANSI C things to it although.

So, code made specifically for Plan9 usually stays on Plan9.

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