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

Wesley Parish wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Sun Mar 19 19:05:38 AEST 2017


If you read the early GNUs Bulletins you find a quite positive attitude towards the BSD community.

Wesley Parish

Quoting arnold at skeeve.com:

> "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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