Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Ch. 13
Jun 27, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)
"From late 1986 on, Keith Bostic would stand up at each USENIX
Conference and announce the progress of his--the CSRG's--project:
about 35% of the code was AT&T license free; about 55%; about
77%... The progress may have seemed slow at times, but the was
always some progress.
"And there were always loud cheers and resounding applause.
"AT&T's lawyers had started off on the wrong foot in the
mid-1970s; the fee structure made AT&T-license-free UNIX a
financial necessity. Among others, John Gilmore nudged the CSRG to
produce a license-free version. After all, it was clear that
AT&T hadn't objected to Minix, which was a UNIX-like system
with no AT&T code..."
- Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin, Ch. 12(Jun 17, 2005)
- Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin, Excursus: UUNET & Ch. 11(Jun 03, 2005)
- Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin - Ch. 10(May 27, 2005)
- Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Excursus: Hardware & Ch. 9(May 20, 2005)