[TUHS] GNU vs BSD before the lawsuit and before Linux

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Sun Mar 19 17:18:58 AEST 2017


"Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:

> So around same time GNU project didn't publish some the most common 
> tools, but soon did. I didn't check, but I am pretty sure these are all 
> different code than the rewritten BSD code. Duplicated work.

ISTR that the smaller utils were duplicated. 4.4BSD shipped gawk instead
of original Unix awk, and used GCC (and I guess the binutils) as the
compiler suite.  So some GNU stuff was used.

Arnold


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