Subject: Re: Reply to Ousterhout's reply (was Re: Ousterhout and Tcl ...) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1997/04/11 Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.scheme.scsh,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.tcl,comp.lang.functional,comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.perl.misc,comp.lang.python,comp.lang.eiffel Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Bert Robbins | AT&T/Bell Labs, when they still owned Unix, did a good job of giving away | source code to educational institutions in the late seventies and early | eighties. really? when AT&T/Bell Labs sent out the famous tapes, they had four requirements imposed on the agreement: NO ADVERTISING NO SUPPORT NO BUG FIXES PAYMENT IN ADVANCE this pretty much built the foundation for Unix user groups, and thus grew the popularity of Unix -- no thanks to AT&T. in fact, AT&T's lawyers didn't want to license Unix out at all at the time, but felt they had to because of their legal battles and the antitrust suits that were in the budding. we can blame the divestiture for the spread of Unix. | The smart compaines jumped on the C bandwagon, ... this seems at least as dubious as your first claim. | Long live Perl! and this more than any... #\Erik -- I'm no longer young enough to know everything.