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I deleted the PDP-9 from the list of systems. It wasn't one of the main development platforms. According to this note from Dennis Ritchie, it was only run on a PDP-9 for a few hours to play around. Since it says the PDP-9 belonged to a "different group", I assume this means it was in another part of Bell Labs other Dept 1127, and thus not strictly part of the Research UNIX project. Agarvin 21:44, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
I assume the code was copyrighted by AT&T, but on what terms was it published to other users? In particular, how did the code legally become part of BSD, which has a free/open source license? -- Beland (talk) 03:12, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
- The article Berkeley Software Distribution covers that. All full BSD distributions required an AT&T source license. Only 4.4BSD-lite and lite2 were open sourced (although that term didn't yet exist), but in those versions all AT&T code was replaced. Except for a few bits, that is, which lead to the USL v. BSDi lawsuit. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 12:17, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Proposed merge with Version 5 Unix
IMHO, V5 Unix does not have sufficient notability to warrant its own article. The material in Version 5 Unix is already covered by Research Unix. (For this very reason, I merged my own former articles about V9 and V10 into Research Unix.) QVVERTYVS (hm?) 12:18, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
- Support. I'd probably also throw in Version 8 Unix as well. Only Version 7, as the basis of the first commercial implementations, is really independently notable. 17:28, 9 April 2014 (UTC)