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Neugebauer, T.

Open Source

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        History

  • 1980s AT&T attempts to enforce intellectual property rights to UNIX (many academics and non AT&T researchers made contributions to it)

    • In response, formalized ground rules for cooperative software development process emerged

    • Free Software Foundation is formed by Richard Stallman at MIT in 1983

    • General Public License (free to use, distribute and modify) introduced for GNU; ’copyleftseeks to keep intellectual property free and available

    • 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, researcher at CERN, writes a proposal HyperText and CERN includes first definition of HTML and HTTP. First web server (1990)

12/15/2008

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