[TUHS] Lions notes, early history

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Tue Nov 3 11:16:48 AEST 2020

On Monday,  2 November 2020 at  4:04:21 -0700, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> Ed Bradford <egbegb2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Given that the Lions book was republished for anyone to purchase a few
> years back (I bought a copy, as well as having a samisdat photocopy),
> I see no reason why they couldn't be freely distributed. Maybe even
> added to the archives, if Warren agrees.

Yes, it's freely available now, as of about 2002.  You can download it
from http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/Lions/ .  My question
related to a discussion about its copyright status when it was
written, and how it was published.  Warren's photos conveniently show
the title page (with dedication by Lions himself) with the text

  This document may contain information covered by one or more
  licenses, copyright and non-disclosure agreements.  Circulation of
  this document is restricted to holders of a license for the UNIX
  Software System from Western Electric.  All other circulation or
  reproduction is prohibited.

Since the release of the Ancient Unix license in 2002, this no longer
applies, of course.

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