On Saturday, 5 July 2008 at 18:28:51 +1200, Wesley Parish wrote:
I'm reading TCP/IP Illustrated - for the first time; talk about slack! - and
noticed Stevens used BSD/386. I remember seeing in DDJ in the early '90s ads
for various software-plus-source from a Texas repackaging company, and they
had BSD/[386|i|OS] at various times for $1k.00.
That was then - this is now. Is it likely, or even possible, that BSDi the
company would be ready to consider BSD/386 and such early releases, legacy
that could be donated to TUHS? And if so, who should we contact, to ask?
Well, definitely not BSDI, who closed down about 5 years ago. But you
could try Wind River Systems, who bought them out before closing them
It's not impossible; I have a complete BSD/OS 5.x tree somewhere which
was given to me during my work on the FreeBSD SMPng project, which
based on code from BSD/OS. I'm not at liberty to distribute it,
unfortunately, but the impression I got at the time (2000) was that it
wouldn't be too difficult to get code if you had a reason.
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See complete headers for address and phone numbers.