The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin, by Dr. Peter H. Salus - Errata
by Pamela Jones
May 13 2005
One of the "problems" of writing is that your readership can be quite notable. I have received clarifying comments from two of the major "participants."
With regard to Chapter 2 (UNIX), Dennis Ritchie has pointed out the following (as well as a few minor points):
I also received two pieces of mail from Richard Stallman, one pointing out that: "It was only in senior year [in high school] that I was using a computer."
Moreover, I wrote "He [RMS] has frequently said that 'Software wants to be free'."
Richard writes: "I don't believe I ever said those particular words. ... What I say is that software should be free; that is to say, its users should have freedom."
I have received other comments and addenda from several notables (e.g. Rob Kolstad and Mike O'Dell). All will be incorporated into the next full version.
I am really gratified that the most eminent workers in the field have been reading my work and have taken the time to write to me.
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