Re: using linux instead of osf

Jon 'maddog' Hall, USG Senior Leader (
Mon, 25 Nov 96 20:36:25 -0500 said:
> Could we have yet another authoritative statement from someone at
> DEC?

Yes, you can have an authoritative statement. No, you can't use the code
without a Digital UNIX license.

Sorry I have not been able to answer this sooner, but I have been on the road
for three weeks and reading mail has been problematic. It was no fault of
Linux on my notebook, but of a stupid #$%**^&#$&% 28.8 PCMCIA modem that can't
seem to talk to Digital's modem bank through a series of digital (small
case "d") telephone networks in hotels (sigh). This will teach me to test
something BEFORE I go on a three-week trip.

Jim has already corrected the impression he gave. However, it is only a
question of having a Digital UNIX license. Ergo, if your system does (or did)
have a Digital UNIX license, and you are now running Linux, you can statically
link the libraries to your heart's content. However, this is not supported
by the Digital UNIX group.


Jon "maddog" Hall                     Internet:
Senior Leader, UNIX Software Group    Executive Director, Linux International

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