I wonder if they would consider doing it now. Oracle, I mean; the Solaris code was opened up and an argument could be made that SunOS would be useful for historical examination.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:41 AM Larry McVoy <lm@mcvoy.com> wrote:
Sun never open sourced it.

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:29:15PM -0600, arnold@skeeve.com wrote:
> Changed the subject line.
> Larry McVoy <lm@mcvoy.com> wrote:
> > So I'd go with MacOS is not a fun kernel.  It's pretty close to BSD
> > and I recently wandered through that VM system and I was not impressed.
> > I wish like hell that Sun had fed their VM back to BSD.  Yeah, it wasn't
> > multi processor friendly but someone would have fixed that.
> >
> > The penguin stuff, it's OK.  Not as clean as SunOS by a long shot.
> So, is the SunOS code available in a way that would let people hack
> on it? They had ported it to 386 (roadrunner?), so maybe it'd be
> possible to revive it and bring it into the 21st century.
> Just a thought,
> Arnold

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