[TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS
Charles H Sauer
sauer at technologists.com
Thu Sep 12 02:55:00 AEST 2019
On 9/11/2019 10:36 AM, Clem Cole wrote:
> OSF would eventually use the IBM SVR3 license as its base [which
> makes me believe IBM must have had a V7 redistribution license too.
> Somebody like Charlie Saurer might know]. Anyway, IBM, DEC and HP all
> shipped OSF 'licensed' systems although only DEC would switch to an
> OSF/1 based kernel.
idk. As far as I know, IBM Austin did not get source licenses until
System V. Before Clay Cipione became the AIX development manager in the
AFWS -> RT transition, Austin did not have source licenses, as far as I
know. Clay insisted that we have source.
It is plausible that Don Rozenberg had V7 license at Yorktown and/or
ACIS had V7 license for BSD stuff.
I'm blind copying Clay and another AIX alumnus that might know for sure.
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