Lynne Jolitz and copyright
Lynne Jolitz, writer and technologist, was not only the co-creator of the
operating system - the
first open source Berkeley Unix
release for the X86 platform - she was also a leader in the
fight for the
Berkeley open source copyright.
Since her days as an executive at
Symmetric Computer Systems,
one of the
first BSD UNIX startups,
Lynne has always
sung the praises of the great university work called the Berkeley Software Distribution.
Of course, Berkeley is also Lynne's alma-mater, and its influence on academic achievement
and battles for academic freedom is also strongly felt. Her ringing endorsement of
Berkeley open source copyright
and her own corporate experience,
Copyright, Copyleft, and Competitive Advantage
appeared in Dr. Dobbs
Journal as part of
PORTING UNIX TO THE 386: LANGUAGE TOOLS CROSS SUPPORT
a decade before the legal community found it fashionable dinner conversation.