[TUHS] A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution gets the MSR '15 Best Data Showcase Award

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Fri May 22 03:03:06 AEST 2015

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> ​HP/UX is an SVR3 & OSF/1 ancester.   Solaris is SVR4.  In fact it was the
> SVR4 license and deal between Sun and AT&T)​ that forced the whole OSF
> creation.  One of the "principles" of the OSF was "Fair and Stable" license
> terms.
> Which begs a question - since Solaris was SVR4 based and was made freely
> available via OpenSolaris et al, does that not make SVR4 open?   I'm not a
> lawyer (nor play one on TV), but it does seem like that sets some sort of
> precedent.
I hope not to hijack the thread, but those are interesting tidbits of info,
there, Clem.  Are these strategic license moves chronicled anywhere at the
moment?  It'd be interesting to read exactly who sued whom, who asked for
permission vs. who begged for forgiveness, etc.

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