Sudo - History

History

The program was originally written by Bob Coggeshall and Cliff Spencer "around 1980" at the Department of Computer Science at SUNY/Buffalo. The current version is under active development and is maintained by OpenBSD developer Todd C. Miller and distributed under a BSD-style license.

In November 2009 Thomas Claburn, in response to fears that Microsoft had patented the sudo command, found the suspicions to be overblown. The claims were narrowly framed to a particular GUI, rather than to the sudo concept.

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