Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

Wolfgang Jährling wolfgang at
Mon Apr 8 15:56:21 UTC 2002

Tomasz Wegrzanowski <taw at> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 04:45:56PM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > 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.
> If everything can be implemented so easily in Hurd then why nobody
> implements these things ?

I think the single most important reason is that people are not aware of
the Hurd, which means that our "marketing" was not good in the past. We
are working on that too, though. :)

> BTW. have you looked at Reiserfs's plans ? It seems that it will
> include something like translators soon. They plan to use it mostly
> for compression-on-fly and encryption-on-fly but it is going to be
> more general than that.

Yes, we are aware of that.


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