[TUHS] SCO & Caldera?
wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Wed Mar 12 09:27:13 AEST 2003
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 09:15:00AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > FWIW I too paid $100 for an ancient Unix license, and I've got the
> > System III stuff that licensees had access to.
> Hmmm. That's a point. Does the Ancient UNIX license cover more than
> last year's release?
The US$100 SCO Ancient UNIX license had this clause:
The SOURCE CODE PRODUCTS to which SCO grants rights under this
Agreement are restricted to the following UNIX Operating Systems,
including SUCCESSOR OPERATING SYSTEMs, that operate on the 16-Bit
PDP-11 CPU and early versions of the 32-Bit UNIX Operating System
with specific exclusion of UNIX System V and successor operating
16-Bit UNIX Editions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
[ http://minnie.tuhs.org/PUPS/sco_license.txt ]
This implies that System III on the PDP11 is covered by this license,
as SCO has the legal rights to System III and it is a SUCCESSOR
The BSD-style Caldera license has this clause:
The source code for which Caldera International, Inc. grants rights are
limited to the following UNIX Operating Systems that operate on the
16-Bit PDP-11 CPU and early versions of the 32-Bit UNIX Operating System,
with specific exclusion of UNIX System III and UNIX System V and
successor operating systems:
32-bit 32V UNIX
16 bit UNIX Versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
[ http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Caldera-license.pdf ]
So the new license specifically prohibits System III, whereas the Ancient UNIX
license implicitly permitted System III.
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