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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject thought you might enjoy this (fwd)
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2000 08:17:11 GMT

Thanks to everyone for making it to ApacheCon!  And now, your moment of

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Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 09:27:02 -0800
From: Andrew Leonard <>
Subject: thought you might enjoy this

This is a quote from 1956, when one of the participants in PACT -- the
Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques -- summed up the benefits
of having programmers from a bunch of different West Coast aerospace
companies cooperate to write a compiler for the IBM 701.

"The first few months of experience seem to indicate that the co-operating
computer groups will be hansomely repaid for the small investmentin PACT I
by the savings in coding and machine time. Perhaps the greatest dividends
will come from the demonstration that co-operative undertakings by groups
with diversified interests can succeed and can speed up the development of
the art of machine computation."

Sounds like a nice description of the Apache Project, no?


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