Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Mon Apr 8 14:45:56 UTC 2002

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 11:55:44AM +0200, M E Leypold @ labnet wrote:
> Yes -- I agree. We need a better (and more uniform) framework for
> sharing, abstracting and visualizing (possibly remote) resources. OK,
> I'm now talking about Linux mostly, but I'd like to have is like
> the Plan-9 Filesystem: Everything in a uniform processlocal
> namespace. Internet Sockets are just files (no need for netcat),
> loopback devices from user space (encrypted block-devices: no problem
> then) and so on. It' would be just a matter of the server used to
> export a resource encrypted to one side (Internet) and unencrypted to
> the other (my home LAN). 

Every plan9 feature I've heard of can be implemented in the Hurd
without too much difficulties. The real difference is that the Hurd is
still POSIX compatible while plan9 isn't AFAIK.

Jeroen Dekkers
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