[TUHS] Origins of drand48()?

Jason Stevens neozeed at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 11:10:46 AEST 2010

A year ago I called novell asking for a sysv license... They had no idea what I was talking about...

Do you think it's either worth regressing sol10 to it's older state by chopping stuff out, or calling novel again?

I know I was lucky to get a hobbiest sysIII license back from old sco (lol is that even valid??????)

Unix got fun when it got more open, but now it feels like the lawyers are going to lock it all up again...

-- Sent from my Palm Prē
On Apr 1, 2010 8:39 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com> wrote: 

For the record, I'd be a little careful with what you state here.

I've been here for a while and there has been stuff flying by that 

makes me cringe.

I'd like Unix to be free too, see 


but I also respect copyright and other IP laws.

I'm somewhat alarmed by what's flying by.  Not from you, John, but others.

Like it or not, those companies have rights.  And also for the record,

I looked over the code in the SCO thing, and they were right IMHO.

Just too stupid to prove it.

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:17:14PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:

> Cyrille Lefevre scripsit:


> > the older (c) I found is 1984, but SVR1 seems to be born in 1983 !

> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIX_System_V say SVR2 is 1984)

> > as far as I recall me, SVID1 is SVR2, not SVR1.

> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVID say SVID1 is 1985)


> In any case, the code is in a practical sense unencumbered due to the

> release of OpenSolaris, because it's embedded inside the OpenSolaris

> wrapper essentially unchanged.


> -- 

> Is a chair finely made tragic or comic? Is the          John Cowan

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> epical or dramatic?  If a man hacking in fury

> at a block of wood make there an image of a cow,

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