Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2011 00:28 UTC
General Unix Twitter is currently buzzing about the death of Dennis Ritchie, the visionary creator of UNIX and C, among other things. We hope it's just a false rumor. Story developing, we will be updating. Update: Unfortunately, it seems to be confirmed. Rob Pike, co-creator of the Plan 9 and Inferno OSes, who has worked with Ritchie in the past, and he's currently working for Google's GO language, posted this.
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A truly sad week
by MacMan on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:55 UTC
MacMan
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2006-11-19

Both Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie were visionaries who gave us good things.

Just waiting for Stallman to say something shitty about Dennis Ritchie...

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RE: A truly sad week
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 13th Oct 2011 14:34 in reply to "A truly sad week"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Just waiting for Stallman to say something shitty about Dennis Ritchie...


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/10/stallman_glad_jobs_gone/

...wow. I didn't think that even Stallman would sink so low as to exploit someone's death for a PR stunt. Then again, I doubt he'll be the last - after Apple cynically exploited George Harrison's death for a marketing attention-grab, you can be DAMN sure they'll eventually do the same with Jobs' death.

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RE[2]: A truly sad week
by tylerdurden on Thu 13th Oct 2011 18:52 in reply to "RE: A truly sad week"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I respect Stallman's principles, he stands by them regardless of wether they are popular or not.

A person dying is not an excuse to subsume principles or opinions. It is a very hypocritical expectation, especially in America.

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