[rescue] Solaris soon open source

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Jun 2 15:45:41 CDT 2004

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 10:22:31PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 15:36:42 -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
> wrote:
> > No, not SCO.  
> > 
> > Kodak, probably.  Adobe, probably.
> > 
> > Sun bought a full, never-bug-us-again SVR4 license back when ATT or
> > Novell owned the code.
> It was probably USL they bought it from ... they got SVR4 and not
> SVR4.2SMP which was pretty much around the time that USL got sold to

Yes I forgot that USL was around.  Could well have been them.

> Novell. As to whether Sun can make the SVR4 code freely available
> without legitimate noise from SCO ... I doubt it, as Sun bought a
> *license* not the copyright. In fact there probably isn't much

I doubt Sun will pay out any more cash, but who knows?  I guess we
will know when Sun actually releases the code what kind of license
they have.


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