Subject: Re: Sigh, will DSSI disks *ever* work with NetBSD?
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/21/2002 11:15:17
On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 04:12:35PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 11:00 AM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> >>i dont think anybody at H-paq knows or cares or is _able_ to release
> >>ultrix sources anymore. If they are used to do a spec of whats
> >>needed and then NetBSD code written from the spec, it should be
> >>perfectly legit. If someone wants to see ultrix sources, contact me
> >>off-list.
> >
> >Check the sources, and you'll realize you don't want to
> >reverse-engineer and reimplement it.
>   Yes, but is there any other choice?

couldn't someone from core write digital^Wcompaq^WHP a letter?  HP
obviously isn't making any money off ultrix any more, and right now
they're trying to improve their image.  placing ultrix sources in part
or entirety under a new-style BSD license wouldn't lose them any
business but would let them brag about "giving back to the BSD
community" or some such marketspeak.

NetBSD just needs someone to sell HP on the idea.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
    "i'm convinced that the cray cabinet has an outlet for plugging in
    welding attachments."  --  Skeezics Boondoggle, on the cray CS6400