Sun release source code for Solaris 8
grog at lemis.com
Thu Jan 27 14:27:36 AEST 2000
On Wednesday, 26 January 2000 at 20:00:57 -0500, Mirian Crzig Lennox wrote:
> Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com> writes:
>> The conditions look rather like the SCO ancient UNIX licences, but
>> it's *cheaper* ($75, which includes deliverables from Sun). Warren,
>> is this ammunition to lobby SCO to drop the prices of Ancient UNIX
> After looking at the site, it seems as though Sun is trying to
> prevent licence holders from sharing code with other licence
I'm not 100% sure what they mean here. Nobody can stop you
distributing software you wrote as long as it doesn't contain
proprietary Sun code. You could do that with diffs.
> If this is true, it would certainly make the Solaris licence less
> desirable to hobbyists than the ancient UNIX licence, unfortunately.
I think it is anyway. For hobby purposes, I'd much rather use either
4.4BSD (for modern usage) or one of the old UNIXes.
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