Re: [75attendees] IETF74 T-Shirt Art Donated to IETF Trust

Joel Jaeggli <joelja@bogus.com> Tue, 04 August 2009 05:45 UTC

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Dave CROCKER wrote:
> 
> Armando said that he was finally able to say that DEC could offer a Unix
> license.  He then bent down and held up a license plate that sayd "Unix"
> on it, purporting to be from Vermont ("live free or die").
> 
> This was, of course, a huge success.  So DEC's marketing folks wanted to
> do it again and, I am told, the DEC Unix group said they would not
> permit this, that it had been a one-time special.
> 
> The compromise was that the license plate was in fact produced again,
> but in a different color.

In point of fact they (Compaq by then) later produced Linux  license
plates, which is either a derivative work or a more complete realization
or both depending on your perspective.

> This idea of making the follow-on version have key differences from the
> original, without losing the essence, might help here.
> 
> d/