[pups] Re: [TUHS] Unix Archive now available anonymously

Thor Lancelot Simon tls at rek.tjls.com
Fri Jan 25 17:26:27 AEST 2002

On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 06:12:38PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Warren Toomey <wkt at minnie.tuhs.org> writes:
> > You know this means that Net/2, 4.xBSD and 2.11BSD are all freely available
> > now :)
> Not quite. Although it is obvious that UCB would intend those files to
> be freely available, they never had a UCB license on their diffs from
> 32V per se.
> It is my understanding that Kirk McKusick is working on getting this
> rectified by the UCB people shortly.

Oh, one other thing that springs to mind: I'm not sure Ultrix-32 is strictly 
OK to have in the archive, either; when I first tried to buy an Ultrix source
license (for Ultrix 3.1 at that time, and then again for Ultrix 4.0) I was
told that I needed not a 32V license, which I had, but a SVR2 license, which
was basically unobtainable at that time, before DEC would sell me an Ultrix
source distribution.  Did someone correct this misunderstanding before Ultrix
was placed in the archive?


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