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SubjectRe: [offtopic] funny BSD people
Sprach Alan Cox <>:
> > Net-2 was based on BSD's stack. They wanted our math emulator,
> > we wanted their stack. We traded. But we've since gone to Net-3.
> The stack is original, so stop doing down the work of Ross Biro and Don
> Becker. It was done _from scratch_. At the time it looked like *BSD was going
> to be killed by the AT&T lawsuit and we already knew the licenses were
> incompatible.
> Matthais Urlich (whose name I always spell wrong so I will apologise in
> advance) ported the BSD Net/2 stack to Linux as a side thing but it was
> never part of Linux proper

That must be it then. I know that one of our stacks was taken from BSD,
(and I know it made it into the main line for at least a little while),
but as I said in my original email (which portion you deleted), I'm
unsure which of our IP stacks was taken from them.

Jon Paul Nollmann ne' Darren Senn
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