[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Sun Oct 19 01:55:20 CDT 2003

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 vance at neurotica.com wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > > It would be great if someone knew where MULTICS sources might be
> > > found. We could try to port it to newer GE/Honeywell/Bull architecture
> > > machines. I just happen to have one in storage.
> >
> > The multics sources are neither open nor free, they belong to Groupe
> > Bull, and it seems they are not interested in releasing any of it.
> I wonder how much they'd charge for a source license?

I am afraid more than it is worth nowadays. I have no idea what Bull plans
to do with the IP, but it seems the OS was cursed from the begining.

There are plenty of papers on multics if anyone is interested in the

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