[rescue] Anyone got a spare copy of Solaris 8/x86?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Dec 11 09:47:53 CST 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 09:24:01PM -0800, Scott Quinn wrote:
> You may be able to get the media, but it wouldn't come with a legal 
> license, unless possibly you bought it from a Sun-authorized reseller 
> (I'm a bit fuzzy on the x86 versions).

Sun is not going to prosecute anyone for having an "unlicensed" copy of
Solaris - I believe that at this point, they don't even require a license
for commercial customers.  Almost all of their software products are "here
you go; if you want support on this you can give us money".

They view an installed copy of Solaris as a non-installed copy of Windows
or Linux; e.g., it may give them more business so they don't care.

It's pretty much the polar opposite of how SGI was with IRIX.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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