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[ih] What is the origin of the root account?

On 4/14/2013 12:47 AM, John Levine wrote:
> Peter always claimed the the Unix license he got at Interactive
> Systems after he and his group left RAND was the first commercial one.

Interactive offered the first commercial Unix /product/.  That's 
different from the software /license/ than Rand got from the Labs.

I've no idea what the legal differences were in the license to Rand, 
versus to those to academic institutions at the time.


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking