Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE: Not always Open Source
by phoenix on Fri 15th Feb 2013 22:50 UTC in reply to "Not always Open Source"
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And AT&T gave you the source on tape, as they were not allowed to sell binaries.

IOW, it was OSS from the beginning, but not "Free Software".

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