[TUHS] Lions notes, early history

Ed Bradford egbegb2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:26:29 AEST 2020

I had the orange and red books but I sold them to a fellow in Europe who has a Unix Museum. He also bought one of UNIX lice eggs plates.

I took high resolution photos of each page before I sent them to Europe. I can send copies if that is legal and anyone is interested.

Ed Bradford
Pflugerville, TX

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> On Nov 1, 2020, at 11:22 PM, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 10:16 PM Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>> Warner Losh and I have been discussing the early history of John
>> Lions' "A commentary on the Sixth Edition UNIX Operating System".
>> I've been hosting Warren Toomey's version (with some correction of
>> scan errors) at http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/Lions/ for
>> some years now, and my understanding had been that the book hadn't
>> been published, just photocopied, until Warren posted it on
>> alt.folklore.computers in 1994.  But now it seems that the "book" had
>> been published by UNSW when Lions held the course, and only later was
>> the license revoked.  Does anybody have any insights?  What
>> restrictions were there on its distribution?  What was the format?
>> Was it a real book, or just bound notes?
> The pictures I've seen online are of a bound book, but lack photos of what's inside. It contained a legend in the front saying you needed a 6th edition license from AT&T to receive a copy.  Beyond that, I'd love to hear what others know about this detail.
> Warner 
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