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Re: A bit of BSD history question

To: elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Sascha Wildner <saw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 09:45:17 +0200

elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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 chapter 7):


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:




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