Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2017 11:50 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, creator of MINIX, has published an open letter to Intel regarding Intel's use of MINIX in the IME:

The only thing that would have been nice is that after the project had been finished and the chip deployed, that someone from Intel would have told me, just as a courtesy, that MINIX 3 was now probably the most widely used operating system in the world on x86 computers. That certainly wasn't required in any way, but I think it would have been polite to give me a heads up, that's all.

If nothing else, this bit of news reaffirms my view that the Berkeley license provides the maximum amount of freedom to potential users. If they want to publicize what they have done, fine. By all means, do so. If there are good reasons not to release the modified code, that's fine with me, too.

I can still barely believe this whole story.

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Dissonance at it's best
by tylerdurden on Tue 7th Nov 2017 16:25 UTC
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Perhaps saying how you have a problem because of the license, it's not the best way to illustrate how great you think the license is...

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RE: Dissonance at it's best
by Sidux on Wed 8th Nov 2017 12:04 in reply to "Dissonance at it's best"
Sidux Member since:
2015-03-10

Not even the name is branded ..
Search on Amazon for Minix and see how many companies go by this name selling NUC's and IoT stuff.

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piotr.dobrogost Member since:
2011-10-04

One? Have you found anything more than http://minix.com.hk?

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