Subject: Re: Ultrix for Vax
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/10/2000 10:31:41
> hmm. what about those of us who own a source license and thus don't 
> have problems with the AT&T encumberment? 
> yes, the basic reason DEC/theQ cant give away ultrix like they did VMS is
> because they dont own 100% of ultrix. the at&t licensing they have 
> prevents them from doing this. 

But SCO owns it now, not AT&T, and SCO is letting some antique things
go.  IFF it can be considered that Ultrix is a BSD derivative and not
a SysV derivative, then, it might (read might as in wishful thinking
but possibly with some community effort) be made a case that Ultrix
falls under the antique SCO licensing structure.  IFF that is the
case, binaries may be freely available, in a manner of the PDP-11
material.  Source might be available at the usual SCO antique unix
source licensing structure.  Anyone thought of pushing that kind
of thought process?