From: SCO Information <i...@sco.COM>
Subject: Low cost source license for certain ancient Unix versions
Organization: SCO Inc.
SCO PROVIDES LOW-COST SOURCE LICENSES FOR "ANCIENT" RELEASES OF UNIX
OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
SANTA CRUZ, CA (May 12, 1998) Continuing to encourage progress and
innovation of the UNIX System, SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC), the world's leading
supplier of UNIX server systems and owner of the UNIX intellectual
property, today announced the availability of special software licenses for
"ancient" versions of the UNIX operating system.
Available immediately are licenses for the following versions: the Mini
UNIX operating system; the UNIX V6 operating system; the PWB UNIX operating
system; and the UNIX V7 operating system, which also covers Editions 1-5,
and the 32V.
These licenses permit hobbyists and enthusiasts to have access to the
source code of these historic releases, for personal and non-commercial
use, and to share experiences and code updates with other authorized
individuals having corresponding licenses. SCO has received numerous
favorable responses from UNIX enthusiasts around the world, including
messages such as, "Future computer historians will greatly appreciate what
you have achieved!" and "I've wanted access to this material for nearly 20
years! Well done!"
This activity is inline with SCO's existing programs that offer free
licenses to UnixWare and SCO OpenServer system products and related
software, including Java Development Kits, for personal and non-commercial
use, and free memberships in SCO's Developer program for all UNIX System or
LINUX system developers.
See http://www.sco.com/offers for license terms and other information. A
$100 fee is charged to offset cost of legal and administrative handling of
the license. Since SCO does not provide the actual source code, please
visit the PDP Unix Preservation Society Web site at
http://minnie.cs.adfa.oz.au/PUPS/ for information on source code
SCO is the world's number one provider of UNIX server operating systems,
and the leading provider of network computing software that enables clients
of all kinds - including, PCs, character terminals, and NCs - to have
Webtop access to business-critical applications running on servers of all
kinds. SCO designed Tarantella software, the world's first application
broker for network computing. SCO sells and supports its products through a
worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and
OEMs. For more information, see SCO's WWW home page at:
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