"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C. A. R. Hoare
In June of 1989 in Berlin, Germany much was about to change. What most don't know was what this had to do with the topic of "Open Source".
William Jolitz was doing two week long seminars. The "wall" was a good symbol for the problem of open development with closed systems.
What would happen if there was an open system, ... like ... perhaps ... bsd?
So we tried it ... and wrote about it as it happened ... the rest you know. Or do you?
Magazine articles are heavily editted, and there was much that couldn't fit. Here is a chance to restore what happened 15 years ago. Every month we'll release another of the articles ... and with help, restore the details.
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