"I've decided to change the copyright to have the same set of rules as the GNU copyleft - I got some mail asking about it, and I agree."
"A small word of warning: linux looks like a unix, but I implemented it from scratch, and with very little literature on how things 'should' be done."
"If I /agree/ to add it to linux? If anybody implements paging, he's going to get 2 extra copies of linux for free. How's that for an offer?"
"Memory is getting relatively cheap these days --- we're talking maybe US$30 to US$40 per megabyte if your machine can take SIMMS. Upgrading a machine from 2 meg to 4 meg doesn't cost *that* much money."
"I'd like to know if the floppy-driver works for 2 (or more) drives? Nobody has commented on that yet. Do a sync before you try it though (just in case...)."
"... as you probably all have noticed. I've been up all night writing this report for the 'CS Course from Hell' (*), and haven't had time to play with linux. I'll get it done tonight if I can keep awake that long."
"This is no problem for the actual kernel: if you use linux you just have to make the sources available for the kernel - the copyleft doesn't matter for any programs running under linux (even if that would have been legal, which I doubt, it's not a restriction I would have wanted to put anyway).
"While it's entirely possible that linux won't work on the machines (it does happen), the fact that it doesn't work on *any* of them makes me wonder about your boot-disk (and possibly root-disk) integrity. Linux does work on most AT-386's it seems."