!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Sun Apr 9 20:11:23 2000

"Paul Braun" <nerdware_at_laidbak.com> wrote:
> And IBM apparently found enough code lifted directly from CP/M to
> justify an $800,000 settlement with Kildall to keep him from suing
> them.

Very interesting. I've heard a lot of claims that Tim copied actual code
from CP/M, including mentions of intact copyright notices (which I
couldn't find when I examined an IBM DOS 1.0 diskette), but I've never
before heard about a settlement. Do you have any further references
or info? I'd love to learn more about this.

The thing that I find amazing about the idea that Tim might have copied
DR code is that CP/M is so small and simple that I wouldn't expect it to
be worth the effort to do a binary translation of it, especially if you
plan to replace the file system code (which is the bulk of the BDOS)
Received on Sun Apr 09 2000 - 20:11:23 BST

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