OK, turing.

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Thu Sep 22 20:46:37 EDT 2022

From: Rob Pike <robpike@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:36:04 +1000
To: Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com>
Message-ID-Hash: B5MLR5IFZH6A3HQXKJXJBFCOOK2AMAMQ
CC: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs@tuhs.org>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Early BSD license thread
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It was a long time ago but it rankled at the time (and even came up in my
Bell Labs interview): that copyright notice replaced whatever was there
before.  Code written and copyrighted by other institutions was absorbed
into the Berkeley distribution and reattributed without credit.  Joy told me
later that the lawyers made them do it.  He was probably telling the truth,
but that didn't make it OK.

-rob


On Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 8:12 PM Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com> wrote:

> I hate myself a little bit, but I posted an answer to the 'BSD license
> origin' in this twitter thread
> https://twitter.com/bsdimp/status/1572521676268802049
> that people might find interesting.
>
> Please note the caveats at the end of the thread: This is a bare outline
> hitting the high points taking only data from release files with no behind
> the scenes confirmation about why things changed, nor in-depth exploration
> of variations that I know are present, nor do I got into examples from
> various USENET postings from the time that stole the license for people's
> own different uses.
>
> Nonetheless, I hope it's useful...
>
> Warner
>