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

Nick Downing downing.nick at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 23:27:15 AEST 2017

Is this really true, can you give specific examples? AFAIK the GPL cannot
be applied retrospectively except by the BSD- or commercial licensor,
perhaps you could GPL your changes but I am not quite sure how this would
work unless your release was in the form of a patch.
cheers, Nick

On Mar 19, 2017 12:07 AM, "Doug McIlroy" <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> > Many of the gnu tools started life as BSD code that was hacked on and
> > rebranded with the GPL.
> A small amount of code was likewise adopted from AT&T.
> Doug
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