[TUHS] System Economics (was is Linux "officially branded UNIX")

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 23:18:19 AEST 2017


VMS source fiche was very common of sites owned by large corporations.  Their IT  staff used it to research bugs... and as sample code for writing their own drivers etc... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net>
To: Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
Sent: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 8:53
Subject: Re: [TUHS] System Economics (was is Linux "officially branded UNIX")



On 3/15/2017 8:45 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> Arthur's behavior, I think really proves my point....   you were able 
> to do that because UNIX was (is) open and was being studies and used 
> by a lot of people had folks did have access to the source. You did 
> not see VMS, NT or the like having academic books written about them, 
> and used as models in OS classes. You would not have been able to do 
> that with NT or VMS.
>

Believe it or not, somewhere I believe I have microfiche of VMS 4.0 
source code somewhere. Which reminds me, I need to do something with that.

It came from the same place as the other source code I have.




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