The funky second OS from the Unix masterminds, Plan 9, has been totally transferred to the Plan 9 Basis, and it’s been launched underneath the MIT license.
We’re thrilled to announce that Nokia has transferred the copyright of Plan 9 to the Plan 9 Basis. This switch applies to the entire Plan 9 from Bell Labs code, from the earliest days by means of their last launch.
Essentially the most thrilling rapid impact of that is that the Plan 9 Basis is making the historic 1st by means of 4th editions of Plan 9 accessible underneath the phrases of the MIT license. These are the releases as they existed on the time, with minimal modifications to replicate the above.
The historic releases are on the Basis’s web site. Nokia additionally posted a press launch which supplies some extra background about Plan 9 for many who could not learn about its historical past.