Sun release source code for Solaris 8
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Thu Jan 27 11:28:28 AEST 2000
---- Original Message -----
From: Mirian Crzig Lennox <lennox at alcita.com>
To: UNIX Heritage Society <pups at minnie.cs.adfa.oz.au>
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 18:00
Subject: Re: Sun release source code for Solaris 8
> Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com> writes:
> > The conditions look rather like the SCO ancient UNIX licences, but
> > it's *cheaper* ($75, which includes deliverables from Sun). Warren,
> > is this ammunition to lobby SCO to drop the prices of Ancient UNIX
> > licenses?
> After looking at the site, it seems as though Sun is trying to prevent
> licence holders from sharing code with other licence holders. If this
> is true, it would certainly make the Solaris licence less desirable to
> hobbyists than the ancient UNIX licence, unfortunately.
They don't "prevent" it, it seems that it is always steered by/at SUN.
>From the Webpage:
> If you want to make your source code modifications available to other
> source code licensees, you can do so by passing the changes back to Sun,
> Sun will then post them to a secure website that you and other registered
> may access.
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