How the 1956 AT&T Consent Decree Shaped the Birth of Unix and the Open Source Movement

January 22nd, 2012

Geek InsideThe creation of Unix at Bell Labs was a revolutionary moment in the history of computing. It has shaped the future of the field, and set in place foundational elements of the modern open source movement. The linked article describes how the Unix revolution was dictated, in part, by a 1956 anti-trust consent decree between AT&T and the US government. Who would have thought that such a small footnote in history could have a significant impact today, over 50 years later?


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