[TUHS] Open Sourcing IRIX?

Paul Duffy dubhthach at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Mon Nov 27 13:34:59 AEST 2006

Highly unlikely. After all they didn't buy out their Unix license like Sun 
did. IRIX has been basically abandoned by SGI which is a pity. However 
their is quite an IRIX user community at Nekochan with 1500 members on the 
forums: http://forums.nekochan.net/index.php

Nekoware as it called is probably the best repositry of 
freeware/opensource software out their for IRIX these days. Even SGI's own 
freeware site points to them.


"There is no greater sorrow then to remember times of happiness when
miserable" -- Dante "The Inferno"

On Sun, 26 Nov 2006, Lord Doomicus wrote:

> Since SGI is EOL'ing IRIX at the end of the year, has anyone asked them if 
> they would donate it's source ( under some sort of OSI license of course ) to 
> the UNIX archive?
> Or is there too much SysV code in it?
> It would be cool to have easy access to the older IRIX versions for older SGI 
> hardware.
> - Derrik
> Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
> lorddoomicus at mac.com
> http://www.doomd.net
> ...  I am using an Apple Macintosh to design the Cray-3 supercomputer.  -- 
> Seymour Cray, 1986

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