[TUHS] Why Linux not another PC/UNIX [was Mach for i386 ...]

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Fri Feb 24 12:07:13 AEST 2017

Isn't the lack of notices and wide distribution which also lead VM/370 and friends being in the public domain?  It's odd now that history is fluid they are now considered open source?

On February 24, 2017 6:48:08 AM GMT+08:00, Joerg Schilling <schily at schily.net> wrote:
>Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017, at 14:15, Clem Cole wrote:
>> > Copyright *protection* is automatic ??? as soon as the code is
>written it
>> > is
>> > considered protected.  Copyright *registration* is just a formality
>> > necessary to instigate litigation.  There is no time limit for
>> > registration.
>> That's true today, but to my understanding wasn't true in 1988.
>> registration wasn't a requirement to be copyrighted - that
>> went away retroactively in 1978, and only applied to unpublished
>> then.) The change seems to have been March 1, 1989 from what I can
>From what I have in mind, there have been changes from around 1992 from
>Berne convention. Before, US code (even when it was copyrighted) was
>protected in Europe.
>I know that in former times, code was only copyrighted in the USA in
>case a 
>sample had been given to a governmental site. I thought this changed
>with the Berne convention....
>Given that the AT&T code that was used by BSD does not have a copyright
>it seems to be obvious that it was not copyrighted as AT&T did not give
>sample to the government.
>So the question was whether there was a copyright problem with the fact
>BSD included the code. The fact that AT&T did give away their code did
>the right to prevent distribution.
>BSD on the other side did bundle the right to distribute with the
>that the license notice must not be removed and that distributors need
>announce that they include software developed at BSD.
>AT&T removed this notice and did not announce the porevenance.
>This is why BSD finally won...
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