Re: The latest Microsoft FUD. This time from BillG, himself.

Rob Landley (
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:41:01 -0400

On Thursday 21 June 2001 04:50, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> Rob Landley <> writes:
> >Ooh, do I get to say "I told you so"? (LinuxToday buried my submission
> > way back under a blurb about caldera, but still...)
> And the quote of "stealing the TCP stack from BSD" is still wrong.

Everybody took the BSD tcp stack, including VMS and OS/2. It was the first
major lump of code they separated when AT&T started making legal threats
around 1983.

Did I say stealing? The berkeley people gave it away for free...

> And the web browser they have today derives from NCSA Mosaic as
> prominently displayed in the "About" box of every single IE version
> out. No TBL here.

You take microsoft's word for things?

Read this:

Various other coverage:

And two years later, spyglass still hadn't learned their lesson:,11011,1014310,00.html

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at