On 10/17/22 14:47, Joshua Rice via cctalk wrote:
After some discussion on reddit about russian PDP-11 clones, i made the (perhaps
erronous) claim that the PDP series in general was cloned by the Soviets.
I’m aware that there was a lot of QBUS/LSI PDP-11 clones, and depite poor documentation,
there is significant evidence of PDP-8 clones. Also, depite not strictly a “PDP”, the VAX
series was also cloned.
I am not aware of any VAX clones but during the height of the
cold war real VAX were frequently illegally moved to the USSR
via India who had no problems with violating their agreements
with their allies.
Just like someone in the US bought a copy of BSD Unix for the
VAX and it was known to have been smuggled out of the country
in a diplomatic pouch via the Russian Embassy in DC.