DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: A bit of BSD history question
I know a bit about the BSD OS history, however Ive been wondering lately,
what or who had made the initiative in the BSD community of developers to
free and open the source? Any influences from GNU and R. Stallman or
something like that?
BSD is older than GNU and R. Stallman's misconception of "free".
Like Steve already said, the chapter from Kirk McKusicks's book has some
info. As does Peter Salus' series about UNIX history on groklaw (check
Those are not all chapters (the series is still running, you have to
search the groklaw a bit for chapters >24).
I'm not 100% sure but I also think that Kirk McKusick told something
about the BSD license history in his interview on bsdtalk: