|Last modified: Wed Aug 4 09:45:26 2004|
Levenez' defines the origin of the line descending to Minix as beginning at the parentage for the UNIX Time Sharing System, V7-V8.
TSCOG attempts to "hop aboard" that line by jumping from the UNIX TSS V7-Xenix-Sinix parentage, thus (falsely) establishing a direct linear parentage from Xenix, through Minix, into Linux.
(Why Xenix-Sinix? Sinix was the Siemens' corporation's UNIX variant, and one to which the Old Santa Cruz Operation did have a relationship).
Now, people have pointed out that this wouldn't have been a problem if only Levenez had used a much clearer graphic symbol set while drawing his chart.
My response: Eric could not have reasonably foreseen that he would need to defend himself againt TSCOG's relentless falsifications, and thus shouldn't have had to plan ahead for such a situation.
And, of course we'll leave the fact that there is no direct, linear parentage from Minix into Linux go for another day...