Isaac `Ike` Levy on the Real Unix Tradition
Source: New York City *BSD User Group
Added: 08 July 2007
Tags: nycbug, presentation, unix tradition, isaac levy
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"The Real Unix Tradition"
UNIX hackers, all standing on the shoulders of giants.
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to
10, with more expected..." - Dennis Ritchie and Ken
Thompson, June 1972
"Well, it was all Open Source, before anybody really
called it that". - Brian Redman, 2003
UNIX is the oldest active and growing computing
culture alive today. From it`s humble roots in the
back room at Bell Laboratories, to today`s global
internet infrastructure- UNIX has consistently been
at the core of major advances in computing. Today,
the BSD legacy is the most direct continuation of
the most successful principles in UNIX, and continues
to lead major advances in computing.
Why? What`s so great about UNIX?
This lecture aims to prove that UNIX history is
surprisingly useful (and fun)- for developers,
sysadmins, and anyone working with BSD systems.
About the speaker
Isaac Levy, (ike) is a freelance BSD hadker based
in NYC. He runs Diversaform Inc. as an engine to
make his hacking feed itself, (and ike). Diversaform
specializes in *BSD based solutions, providing `IT
special weapons and tatics` for various sized
business clients, as well as running a small
high-availability datacenter operation from lower
Manhattan. With regard to FreeBSD jail(8), ike was
a partner in the first jail (8)-based web hosting
ISP in America, iMeme, and has been developing
internet applications in and out of jails since
1999. Isaac is a proud member of NYC*BUG (the New
York City *BSD Users Group), and a long time member
of LESMUUG, (the Lower East Side Mac Unix Users