Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/January 29


Today in 1980 the USENIX conference began in Boulder, Colorado, where the Netnews design was presented. Since Netnews was developed for UNIX at a university, it was automatically classified as public domain software under the terms of the AT&T UNIX license. The Usenet developed into an important file-sharing platform. It itself also constitutes the original peer-to-peer application.

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