[TUHS] Mentally Contaminated

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jan 5 03:23:42 AEST 2017

Yes, i have one somewhere

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 12:22 PM David <david at kdbarto.org> wrote:


> 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.  *

> folks like, we "mentally contaminated" with the AT&T Intellectual


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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