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Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software

From: Francesco Potortì
Subject: Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:40:50 +0100

I stand correctd.  I had written:

>It is a program released under the first and most
>widespread free software license: the GPL.

While first public release of GPL in February 1989 is in fact preceding
BSD by four months, apparently the MIT licence dates back to september
1985, release date of X9.  Both the GPL and BSD had predecessors that
were not however widely or publicly distributed, and about which I have
no details.

Thanks to Judd Storrs for pointing this out to me.

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