Erlang vs Linux

Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
Wed Feb 26 21:17:00 CET 2003


>>>>> "vs" == Vance Shipley <> writes:

vs> Yes, BSDi was being sued by Unix Systems Labs (AT&T) for alleged
vs> reuse of the SYSV source code which Berkeley had a license for.
vs> It was mostly decided in BSDi's favour.

There's a fair bit of detail about this in Kirk McKusick's chapter in
the _Open Sources_ book.
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/kirkmck.html

If you haven't heard his History of BSD presentation (at USENIX or
other venues), it's worth hunting down.  Hrm.  He appears to have a
video of that lecture available at
http://www.mckusick.com/history/index.html.  What a deal.

-Scott



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