DOSC TWiki snapshot as of mid-2005
UNIX is the granddaddy of Linux, BSD, OSX, IRIX, HPUX, Solaris, etc...
was created at AT&T Labs by two guys (also created C).
(put more history here
Recently (Beginning of 2003), SCO (who has control of the original UNIX source code
) has filed suit against IBM. SCO claims that IBM used UNIX intellectual property?
in contributing to Linux source code. Anyhow, it's a big mess, and there have been worries that the linux source tree (that is GPL
ed) was tainted.
RobinsonTryon - 21 Mar 2003