How an Accident of Hardware Design Encouraged Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
[Posted February 23, 2007 by ris]
into computing history. "Back in the early 1970s, the hardware
engineers at Digital Equipment Corporation made a decision about how their
new computer, the PDP-11, would address memory. I believe their decision
had the unintended, butterfly-effect consequence of helping to bring the
open source software movement into existence."
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