HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing
mjkerpan at kerpan.com
Wed Mar 11 19:52:39 CDT 2020
The PDP-11 and VAX versions of BSD have been freely available for years. As
soon as V7 and 32V were declared open source, that meant that everybody had
a valid Unix source license and were therefore eligible to download the
BSDs. IIRC, Novell or Lucent or whoever owns the copyright these days also
released whatever bits of V8-V10 could be dug up under a hobbyist license,
but unlike V7 and earlier, it's not actually open source. I'd love to see
System V similarly made available, but frankly BSD has more toys to play
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 8:06 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 3/11/20 6:26 PM, Katherine Barto wrote:
> >> On Mar 11, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
> >> <cctalk at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>> wrote:
> >> On 3/11/20 3:59 PM, James B DiGriz via cctalk wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:08:43 -0700
> >>> Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org
> >>> <mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>> wrote:
> >>>> Release of Classic HP3000 died for the same reason from the same
> >>>> company.
> >>> After HP bought TI's DSG lines, TI SysV was eventually turned over to a
> >>> 3rd party, who has so far been unresponsive to my
> >>> inquiries about possible hobbyist licensing, either binary or source.
> >>> Evidently S1500's may still in use somewhere, unless I'm just the wrong
> >>> person asking, or the maintainer simply no longer has the time, having
> >>> moved on to newer platforms. In which case, why not a FOSS release? I
> >>> understand it's his baby, but still...
> >>> Oh, well, I guess there's always the Linux port I was working on off
> >>> on. Hate to have to reinvent the DNIO stuff when I don't even have the
> >>> binaries, but there you go.
> >> I assume SysV means Unix SysV. Unless there has been a change
> >> I have not heard about nothing newer than V7 has been released
> >> for use by the holders of the Unix IP. I have a copy of that
> >> somewhere.
> >> bill
> > Unix newer than V7 is available at https://www.tuhs.org
> > Including System III, 32V, and BSD ports up to and including 4.4
> The last time I wanted access to anything newer than V7 I had
> to provide a copy of an original AT&T Unix license. I haven't
> looked lately.
More information about the cctalk