[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD in NY Times (Friday)

Hans Zaunere lists
Mon Oct 24 12:20:32 EDT 2005

Tillman Hodgson wrote on Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:48 AM:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 02:16:16PM -0400, Jim Brown wrote:
> > 
> > Didn't get a chance to write this yesterday, but FreeBSD was mentioned
> > in the Times on Friday, Oct, 21.
> > 
> > Thomas Friedman's column 'Chinese Finding Their Voice' mentions how
> > voices in China are now finding an expression through a website
> > (Toodou.com) with podcasts and blogs.
> Oh, neat! I can't read it, but that's a failing on my end ;-)
> >   "Almost  all of the software that runs Toodou.com is from free
> >   open-source material on the Web: an Apache Web server; FreeBSD, a
> >   free Unix operating system; MySQL, a free database system; and PHP,
> >   free programming lingo."
> This is one of my pet-peeves: LAMP, the acronym that was supposed to
> describe this sort of thing, is horribly ill-suited to the task.
> L - Linux, or any of the 4 main BSDs, or OpenSolaris, or just about
>     anything open source, really.
> A - Apache, which luckily enough is usually the case (1.3 versus 2.0
>     isn't addressed with "A" however).
> M - MySQL. Or Postgres. Or flat-files, if they'll work in this case. Or
>     SAPDB, SQLite, BerkeleyDB,  or any of the newer open source databases
>     that are coming out.
> P - PHP or Perl. Or Ruby-on-rails. Or any of about 10 bazillion other
>     open source language options. Heck, Yahoo Stores was written in
>     LISP (Paul Grahams writings are well worth the time to read).
> *sigh* :-)

I was frustrated too, but there is actually a name for it - AMP.  I dropped
the 'L' years ago for just this reason.

Hans Zaunere / President / New York PHP
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