From: b...@ussr.std.com (Barry Shein)
Subject: BSD Net/2 Distribution by UCB/CSRG Suspended!
Sender: use...@world.std.com (Mr USENET himself)
Organization: The World
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1992 04:14:32 GMT
Out of curiosity, and figuring maybe it would be a good idea to buy a
copy, I contacted UCB about obtaining a copy of the Net/2 freeware on
I was informed by Pauline Schwartz (UCB/CSRG) that it is not being
distributed, she cannot tell me why but I should check back "in a
month or two".
I asked if this was due to a technical problem? She said, no, but she
really couldn't talk about it (fair enough, I thanked her and ended
This is what is known in law as a "chilling effect". No decision, no
court case (yet), but people are changing their behavior as if they
were under a court order.
Very disturbing. Universities should not be bullied like this.
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From: bos...@toe.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Subject: Re: BSD Net/2 Distribution by UCB/CSRG Suspended!
Date: 20 Oct 1992 22:38:09 GMT
Organization: University of California, Berkeley
The Computer Systems Research Group has temporarily suspended
shipment of the Second Berkeley Networking Release. Resumption
of the distribution is under administrative review.