Initially developed by the people who devised Unix at Bell Labs, Plan 9 took OS development back into the realm of research. Plan 9 development continues to challenge the concept of operating system, reworking the whole idea using modern concepts and technology.
Plan 9 is not Unix. If you think of it as Unix, you may become frustrated when something doesn't exist or when it works differently. If you think of it as Plan 9, however, you'll find that most of it works very smoothly, and that there are some truly neat ideas that make things much cleaner than you have seen before.
Plan 9 has again been accepted into Google's Summer of Code program. As with last year, we'll be serving as an umbrella organization for various projects related to Plan 9 and Inferno. We had a very good year last year and look forward to another batch of great projects. We're gathering ideas, and soliciting mentors and students. See our gsoc-2010 wiki page. The student application period is now open!
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