Vintage Software Copyright
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Aug 21 17:25:42 CDT 2015
>> Where would MICROS~1 be if Gary Kildall were to have been litigious?
On Fri, 21 Aug 2015, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> How so? Digital Research spurned IBM, and would have had to take IBM
> on as well as Microsoft. Litigious or not, it would have been a
> seriously uphill battle.
The influence and basis on, of MS-DOS and CP/M is undenied.
In fact, the clear copyright issue was apparently why IBM chose to ALSO
sell CP/M-86. However, there are disagreements about whether the pricing
choice was an IBM effort to sabotage the CP/M-86 sales, or a serious error
by DRI. (I believe the latter)
But, Gary (and Xerox Parc) was not litigious.
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