Re: FW: Sun release source code for Solaris 8

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 18:46:44 PST

They were being secretive about it but saying they were going to
do something like that. The $75 is supposed to cover some commercial
parts of the software, and also they are planning on delivering Apache and
Sendmail with the stuff. IBM is beating them up saying they don't "get"
Linux, but Sun's done a $30M investment in Caldera. Even though
IBM is talking, they sure ain't walking yet.


"Joseph S. Barrera III" wrote:
> Was this common knowledge already?
> ---
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Greg Lehey
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 4:33 PM
> To: UNIX Heritage Society
> Sun's releasing the source code to Solaris. Take a look at
> for more
> details.
> The conditions look rather like the SCO ancient UNIX licences, but
> it's *cheaper* ($75, which includes deliverables from Sun). Warren,
> is this ammunition to lobby SCO to drop the prices of Ancient UNIX
> licenses?
> Greg
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