Short for 'Berkely Software Distribution'.
Um, if that's "Software", why do we have
The original free UNIX, which actually has its roots in real UNIX. A fork of
done in large part at
. It shares the common heritage with System V of Unix System 6 and System 7, and therefore has much shared code. See
for Unix variant history.
Licensed under what has come to be called the "BSD license" (
); the Regents of UC later removed the advertising clause that caused
and others so much grief.
Modern flavors are
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