Thanks to Kragen Sitaker (http://canonical.org/~kragen) for educating me that the goal isn't to distinguish itself from BSD but from proprietary Unixes. The more complex an implementation, the less likely it is to be found infringing AT&T or other distributions who just happened to encode some code fragment first. Proving that a fragment of code is too simple to copyright is too uphill a battle to systemically rely upon.
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