Re: using linux instead of osf

Jon 'maddog' Hall, USG Senior Leader (hall@zk3.dec.com)
Mon, 25 Nov 96 20:36:25 -0500

bob@bob.usuf2.usuhs.mil 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.

md

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