/joh'liks/ n.,adj. 386BSD
PORTING UNIX TO THE 386: A PRACTICAL APPROACH
William & Lynne Jolitz
We resolve conflicts between UNIX worlds by choosing a middle way - one that isn't a pure standard, but one that doesn't fight standards commonality.
Conflicts in Priorities
These basic priorities inherently conflict. For example, BSD systems have basic incompatibilities with the AT&T System 5 UNIX systems, because each project has firm interests and no compelling need to cooperate. As such, perfect compatibility is impossible to achieve given our project focus. The opposite tact, no compatibility constraints, is also not completely acceptable, because we are dealing with the PC class of computers and not minicomputers or workstations. Fine grain differences also exist among the many standards currently competing for favor in the world of 386 UNIX systems.|