In atricle by Tom I Helbekkmo:
On Fri, 28 Jun 1996, Warren Toomey wrote:
Is there really any good reason for them to object to the distribution
of UNIXes prior to SVR1? Could there possibly be anything at all in
V7 and earlier that could in any way be damaging to SCO (or anyone
else who might buy UNIX from SCO) if it were freely distributed? If
I'm right in assuming that it couldn't possibly make a difference to
their bottom line, perhaps SCO could be convinced to formally release
these oldest versions of UNIX?
I suggested to Dion that SCO would get kudos from the Unix community if
they did. Haven't heard back from him yet (still Sunday there).
Does anyone know, by the way, what's happening
with the Lions
commentaries? They're at the top of my "stuff I want to read" list,
and have been for quite some time now!
I have a copy of the PostScript version which floated around the 'net
a few years back. I'd be prepared to give it out on the solemn promise
that people buy Lions' commentaries when they are published.
I'll let you all know how I go with SCO.