Re: using linux instead of osf

Jim Nance (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 21:50:46 -0500 (EST)

> I am that "representative", and unfortunately, I stand corrected. I was
> informed that even statically-linked Digital UNIX binaries could *legally*
> *ONLY* be run on Digital UNIX systems. This has to do with royalty
> agreements to third parties and "implicit" royalty payments inherent
> in having purchased the Digital UNIX license. Basically, the DU license
> agreement was drafted back when it was inconceivable that another platform
> would appear that was binary-compatible with DU, so a few items were
> relegated to the "fine print".......

How about running SunOS binaries under Digital Unix with Freeport Express?
It seems like the same thing to me.


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