Subject: Re: Cygnus and proprietary software
From: "Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 06:32:01 -0500 (EST)

   Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 12:28:49 +0100 (MET)
   From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
   Cc: fsb@crynwr.com

   >> Are you familiar with what happened with minix?

   I am not ... can you provide a pointer
    (I am not challenging your point of view, just trying to be informed)

Minix had a copyright that restricted it to educational use.  Many people
believe that because of this, it didn't end up being nearly as popular
as Linux.

I'm not sure if there is any coherent explaination of this anywhere, but
it did appear in the linux-8086 mailing list...