[TUHS] Troff to ps

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jan 28 11:25:33 AEST 2021

Actually  It was very cheap. $5 a copy if I remember correctly   Masscomp
and Stellar just ate the cost.  The adobe transcript license was also
nominal.  In both cases we realized it was cheaper than trying to keep two
separate streams and figure out which systems we shipped it too.

On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 7:26 PM John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:

> Greg A. Woods <woods at robohack.ca> wrote:
> > As I recall even some of the bigger vendors such as Sun and IBM didn't
> > offer ditroff in their base OS, but they did offer old troff.  Those
> > were the days of insane AT&T licensing and all the games competitors
> > played around it.
> As I recall, AT&T wanted about the same amount of money for ditroff as
> for the entire UNIX release.  So, of course no UNIX vendor was going to
> double the royalty they paid to AT&T for every customer, for a small
> improvement in a utility that most customers didn't even use (troff).
>         John
> --
Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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