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Old 09-19-2001
UNIX source?

Where can one download the UNIX source code?

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Old 09-19-2001
Linux source code is available from kernel.org. Commercial Unix vendors do not release their source for download.
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Old 09-19-2001
ok thx
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Old 10-29-2001
Solaris Source Code

Originally posted by PxT
Commercial Unix vendors do not release their source for download.
When I read that post, I woulda sworn that PxT was correct. But this weekend I bought a new book, Solaris Internals. The book mentions, incredibly enough, that the Solaris source code can be downloaded by individuals. I did some research on Sun's website and found that the book is correct and the source can be downloaded for free or obtained on media for $75.00.

To put some perspective on that, in 1987 the company I worked for bought a source code license for HP-UX and Ultrix. The cost exceeded one million dollars.

Click here for more information on obtaining Solaris source code.
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Old 10-31-2001
The core of the Mac OS X kernel (Darwin) is also freely downloadable (the source). The value-proposition for Apple is the GUI and other non-OS icing on the OS.

Perderabo's reply about Sun's new policy also shows that Sun is shifting their value-proposition away from proprietary kernel source and looking to build future profits by adding value above the kernel.

There is little doubt in my mind that the movement to open-source for the core kernel code (open and extensible) and value added in the higher levels of the application stack is a path that will reap tremendous benefits to all network computing.

Please keep in mind that IBM is moving to Linux for many (if not most) of their classes of servers (and focusing on the value-proposition outside of the OS kernel).

HP (HP-UX) will need to follow soon (we hope!).

Here is an interesting article about IBM and Linux...... for those interested.
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Old 03-04-2004
I see that the Sun link I posted no longer works Smilie

Some other options are mentioned in this thread.
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Old 03-04-2004
Originally posted by Perderabo
I see that the Sun link I posted no longer works
Sharkbait, are you a teacher? Smilie
Solaris Operating System
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The Solaris 8 Foundation Source Program has concluded. Source code for the Solaris Operating System is available for qualified educational institutions and partners; please contact your Sun sales team for details.
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