Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2008 20:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source More often than not, the question arises on OSNews why certain projects or pieces of abandonware aren't released as open source software. Supposedly, this would speed up development, facilitate the growth of a community, all that jazz associated with open source development. Here are four projects I'd like to see released under a MIT license.
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SCO UNIX systems
by Mikaku on Fri 23rd May 2008 07:16 UTC
Mikaku
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2007-05-03

My first UNIX system was one of the early versions of SCO Xenix System V for i286 and it was really shocking on those days seeing a number of people working with a simple IBM AT with just 512KB of memory.

So my wish is I'd like to see the source code of one of those SCO Xenix systems, althought I'd prefer the i386 version.

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RE: SCO UNIX systems
by komrade on Fri 23rd May 2008 20:09 in reply to "SCO UNIX systems"
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2008-02-28

Unfortunately it was a licensing nightmare back then. Parts were ATT, parts were Microsoft, and then it was licensed out to hardware vendors.

The original Xenix was a Microsoft product. MS then sold it off to SCO.

The Tandy version was even more icky, license-wise.

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