|John Alexander Stewart||19/04/2020 18:56:35|
|776 forum posts|
I know lots of people here are Mach users, so you may like to find out a bit of background:
LinuxCNC used to be called EMC, until some company decided to patent "EMC", and somehow won. (I don't think it was much of a fight)
EMC has its' roots in the US NIST (standards); not sure of the date.
is a paper from 1994.
A while ago I did see a message from Art Fenerty requesting permission to use some of the EMC code for Windows, but I can't seem to locate that anymore.
But, the following message from 2002 might help shed some light:
"Pieces of EMC were used as a base for Art Fenerty's Master CNC and
Mach-1, which does run on some Windows systems, but it is NOT EMC."
I find it really interesting that this "stuff" has been around for at least 25 years; I would not have guessed it.
Anyway, FYI, or TMI, or whatever, for what is a rainy day here. JohnS.
Edited By John Alexander Stewart on 19/04/2020 18:57:08
|Michael Gilligan||19/04/2020 21:17:41|
16360 forum posts
Thanks for that, John
... and there was me fondly believing that EMC was ElectroMagnetic Compatibility.
|mike T||19/04/2020 22:54:28|
|173 forum posts|
LinuxCNC, was formerly known as EMC2, which was the second variant of Enhanced Machine Controller, Linux-based CNC software.
And as MichaelG will no doubt be able to confirm:
In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the principle that anything having mass has an equivalent amount of energy and vice versa, with these fundamental quantities directly relating to one another by
Edited By mike T on 19/04/2020 22:57:29
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