Why is csh `restricted'?
grog at lemis.com
Tue Jan 5 17:16:39 AEST 1999
On Monday, 4 January 1999 at 22:45:35 -0800, Steven M. Schultz wrote:
> Greg -
>> From: Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com>
>> There has been a lot of confusion on this point. Well, maybe
>> ``disagreement'' would be a better word. Obviously Net-2 contained
> Hmmm, I think `confusion' is a better fit. Of course said confusion
> does lead to disagreement eventually ;)
We can agree (or is that defuse?) about that.
>> think somebody mentioned something like 13 files in the context of the
> I'd heard it was 7 files at one time, then 11. It's a fairly
> small number _but_ the exact list was never disclosed (part of the
> settlement I understand). Without a list of files the fear (at the
> time) was that "the enemy" could come after you claiming derivation
> of some work from the forbidden files. Since you didn't know what
> files those were it was hard (impossible) to know what you could or
> couldn't use.
Well, here's an extract from BSDI's announcement dated 8 Feb 1994:
> This broadcast message addresses many of the questions that have arrived
> in my mailbox in the last few days.
> Q: After this lawsuit resolution, is BSDI still in business?
> A: You bet. And we're shipping 1.1 early next week.
> Q: The press release was unclear, do I get to keep my current copy
> of BSD/386?
> A: The answer is yes! BSDI is not recalling prior versions.
> Any USA domestic customer whose support was valid through December,
> 1993 will be shipped the new V1.1 release. I will be mailing a paper
> letter to each USA domestic customer detailing their service contract
> status and verifying the V1.1 shipping address.
> Q: What's all this about `binary-only files'? Will BSDI continue to
> ship source code?
> A: For Version 1.1 only, BSDI will ship the following kernel files
> in binary format:
> kern/init_main.c kern/subr_rmap.c ufs/ufs_bmap.c
> kern/kern_clock.c kern/sys_generic.c ufs/ufs_disksubr.c
> kern/kern_exit.c kern/sys_process.c ufs/ufs_inode.c
> kern/kern_physio.c kern/tty.c ufs/ufs_vnops.c
> kern/kern_sig.c kern/tty_subr.c
> kern/kern_synch.c kern/vfs_syscalls.c
OK, so it was 16, not 13. And yes, they didn't say that these were
the ones, but I did look at one and saw the similarities.
> Q: I noticed your signature changed. Did you get promoted?
> A: Yes, we now have a full-time president. Me!
> Rob Kolstad
> President, BSDI
Well, some things just keep changing.
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