[TUHS] Bugs in V6 'dcheck'

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Jun 2 12:51:23 AEST 2014

Michael Spacefalcon scripsit:

> Did Dennis and/or Ken personally wish their creation were free to the
> world, public domain, or were they personally in agreement with the
> licensing policies of their employer?  

The record is quite clear on that.  How the 50 fixes tape got out of Bell
Labs may not be as puzzling as the song the Sirens sang or who blew up
Mallow Bridge, but likewise the question is not beyond all conjecture.
Ken wanted those diffs out there, the more so because they didn't all
come from inside the Labs.

See the seventh page of
<http://cla.calpoly.edu/~lcall/354/kelty_two_bits_ch4.pdf> for details.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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The Linux-nationale / Shall Microsoft outpace,
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