[TUHS] SUN (Stanford University Network) was PC Unix

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Apr 10 01:11:52 AEST 2021

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 10:10 AM Tom Lyon <pugs at ieee.org> wrote:

> Prior to Sun, Andy had a company called VLSI Technology, Inc. which
> licensed SUN designs to 5-10 companies, including Forward Technology and
> CoData, IIRC.  The SUN IPR effectively belonged to Andy, but I don't know
> what kind of legal arrangement he had with Stanford.   But the design was
> not generally public, and relied on CAD tools only extant on the Stanford
> PDP-10.  Cisco did start with the SUN-1 processor, though whether they got
> it from Andy or direct from Stanford is not known to me.  When Cisco
> started (1984), the Sun-1 was long dead already at Sun.
Bits passing in the night -- this very much is what I remember, expereinced.

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