Subject: Re: What should Sun do?
From: Keith Bostic <>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 23:06:29 -0500 (EST)

> From: Laurent GUERBY <>
>> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 21:47 -0500, Peter Wayner wrote:
>> And don't forget the BSD world. Bill Joy brought plenty of that code 
>> base with him when he left Berkeley for Sun. While I don't really know 
>> exactly what code flowed into and out of Sun, I'm sure there were some 
>> contributions to the BSD base.
> I don't know either, but here is a good approximation: 100% of open
> source BSD went into Sun, 0% of Sun went into open source.

Peter is correct; Sun made major contributions to BSD, but
they made them around 1985, and the code was folded into
the standard release at that time.  Other companies (for
example, HP and CCI) also contributed.

I suspect the sites you're reviewing track contributions after
whatever source tree was split off from the BSD releases.


Keith Bostic
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