My favorite bit of early-UNIX history trivia:
When AT&T donated the V6 source code to Berkeley, it was classified as industrial waste for tax purposes.
@fribbledom I really hope this is true
Source: Evan Hunt / Bruce Steinberg. Hard to confirm, but in this case it's almost too good _not_ to be true 😄
@fribbledom oh c'mon, it wasn't *that* bad
@fribbledom I love this, in part because I love how often the technical meaning of terms is far from the popular conception evoked by those same terms
@fribbledom AT&T was a totally different company in those days...
@fribbledom and later they sued Berkeley for using the industrial waste.
@fribbledom My BSD friend will find this fact amusing. Thanks!
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