[TUHS] Open Sourcing IRIX?
madcrow.maxwell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 23:17:43 AEST 2006
That would never happen as it's SCO, not Novell, that owns System V
and SCO is a M$-funded anti-open source crusader.
On 11/28/06, Wesley Parish <wes.parish at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 November 2006 03:41, Michael Kerpan wrote:
> > As I said, IRIX itself is nothing but an obsolete kernel. It might be
> > cool for preservation purposes to have the code (and that's what TUHS
> > is all about)
> And that's what I for one want to see. The more Un*x branches we have in
> preservation for study purposes, the less chance a software pirate like The
> Societe Commercial du Ondit (The Rumormongers Company) Group has of
> succeeding in meritless law suits.
> I think someone should ask Novell to consider declaring the Un*x SySVRx source
> tree available under the GPL or some such license. And releasing OSF/1 and
> such SVRx derivatives from requiring a Un*x source code license, if they want
> to release their ancient source trees for preservation purposes.
> It would be a fitting end to the AT&T Un*x role in computer science history.
> Wesley Parish
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