Subject: Linux & BSD history [was: (CLtS question) Pathname hosts]
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 05:35:38 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Tim Bradshaw  <> wrote:
| (b) Near-functional BSD sources were available circa 1990 and
|     functional ones not much later (91 or 92?).  So tell me, *why* did
|     Linux reinvent it all?  Maybe because he couldn't think of
|     anything more interesting to do.

Well, let's see... He *might* have wanted to use BSD as a base,
but wasn't that right around the time of the AT&T lawsuit against
BSDI & UCB? Perhaps he got scared off.

And by the time the lawsuit was finally settled (mostly against AT&T),
Linux had already been written and had a fast-growing community.


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