[TUHS] Mentally Contaminated

David david at kdbarto.org
Thu Jan 5 03:22:14 AEST 2017

> What made Linux happen was the BSDi/UCB vs AT&T case.      At the time, a
> lot of hackers (myself included) thought the case was about *copyright*.
> It was not, it was about *trade secret* and the ideas around UNIX.  * i.e.*
> folks like, we "mentally contaminated" with the AT&T Intellectual Property.

Wasn’t there a Usenix button with the phrase “Mentally Contaminated” on it?
I’m sure I’ve got it around here somewhere. Or is my memory suffering from
parity errors?


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