[TUHS] SunOS 4.1.1?

Brantley Coile brantley at coraid.com
Sat Sep 22 03:30:23 AEST 2007

BSD never used anything that would have been covered by the System III
or System V license.  The ancient Unix license would be fine for that.
Howver, I'm pretty sure there is a lot of stuff in SunOS 4 that was from
System III and System V.

To restate, BSD *.* is legal under the Ancient Unix license,
which covers 32V and earlier.  Berkeley never had a liscense
for anything later than 32V.

> In message: <102AD3A8-168F-4407-9FA1-86CB2B97A198 at tfeb.org>
>             Tim Bradshaw <tfb at tfeb.org> writes:
> : On 21 Sep 2007, at 15:58, John Cowan wrote:
> : 
> : >
> : > The best available story for the Sun3 code is that Sun doesn't
> : > object to non-commercial use (which certainly is not the same
> : > as an open source license).
> : 
> : I'm assuming that the source isn't available at all (I wonder if Sun  
> : still have it?)
> SunOS for the Sun3 machines was derived from BSD 4.2 with a lot of
> code from other places.  BSD 4.2 requires an AT&T license because
> there is still AT&T code in it.  As such, open sourcing it would be
> difficult at best.
> Based on what friends that work at sun tell me, the source can still
> be obtained internally if necessary...  I never pressed them for
> details on the rather curious way they put it (like I did just now).
> Warner
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