[TUHS] Micnet Was: Re: Surprised about Unix System V in the 80's - so sparse!

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Mar 21 11:31:26 AEST 2021

So this is just me, I'm not a fan of SCO even though I was the guy that
added TCP/IP to that OS.

SCO just felt like it was the back burner.  Sun felt like it was the 
front burner that was pushing things forward.  SCO was the team that
said they had this and did nothing with it.

On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 12:12:17PM +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Saturday, 20 March 2021 at 17:18:43 -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Yeah, but wouldn't that mean that SCO Unix had to be open sourced?
> > Or did they buy the rights?
> They didn't "open source" SCO, but in January 2002 they released
> "ancient Unix" under a "BSD-style" license.  See
> http://www.lemis.com/grog/UNIX/
> But I'm sure everybody knows that.
> > While I mostly can't believe anyone would want SCO Unix, I do know that
> > they ran a lot of cash registers, or maybe they were the server, I dunno,
> > somehow point of sale and SCO was a thing a long time ago.  So maybe it
> > is a legacy thing?
> I haven't been following SCO recently, but at some point they had
> taken UnixWare from Novell.  I'm sure that, too, is common knowledge.
> Greg
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