Re: Is Linux Unix?
* John L Fjellstad (email@example.com) wrote:
> John Summerfield <debian@ComputerDatasafe.com.au> writes:
> > Linux is not that, though it could contain some code that is descended
> > from that. Some other OS operating systems (FreeBSD etc) are genetic
> > linux.
> You mean unix. Didn't the *BSD people remove all AT&T code?
The history of UNIX is very interesting and you could find answers to this
and many other questions on the net.
If memory serves me correct Unix System Labs (part of AT&T), when
they owned UNIX, took BSDi and Regents of the University of California
(originators of BSD distribution) to court alleging amongst other things
"BSDi's claim in their advertising and software license
that BSD/386 and the NET/2 code it was derived from
"contained no AT&T licensed code" was false, so BSDi
was guilty of false advertising and deceptive trade
The case was settled:
"The case was settled out of court after the judge expressed doubt
in the validity of USL's IP, with USL disclaiming interest in the
majority of the software that would later be developed into the
I believe that a copy of the findings from the court case are
Remeber dmr == Dennis Ritchie and this link appears part of his
web space http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/.