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From: rjohnbob@there.austin.ibm.com (John Harvey)
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux
Subject: compiling minix commands source on linux
Date: 21 Jan 92 19:03:25 GMT
Organization: IBM, Austin

Hi all,

I was wondering what the legal point of view is on compiling minix commands
on linux, and then later putting the entire source out on a linux archive.
Commands like tty.c and date.c seem to compile ok.  But is it a no-no to
copy the source to a linux archive because it came on the minix diskettes?

-john
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From: tytso@athena.mit.edu (Theodore Y. Ts'o)
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux
Subject: Re: compiling minix commands source on linux
Date: 22 Jan 92 17:12:46 GMT
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In-Reply-To: rjohnbob@there.austin.ibm.com's message of 21 Jan 92 19: 03:25 GMT
Nntp-Posting-Host: sos.mit.edu

In article <15302@awdprime.UUCP> rjohnbob@there.austin.ibm.com (John Harvey) writes:
>I was wondering what the legal point of view is on compiling minix commands
>on linux, and then later putting the entire source out on a linux archive.
>Commands like tty.c and date.c seem to compile ok.  But is it a no-no to
>copy the source to a linux archive because it came on the minix
>diskettes?

Yes, this is a no-no.  Minix is copyrighted.  Linux is copyrighted, but
freely redistributable.  This is not the case with Minix.  Even putting
the binaries of Minix- or AT&T- derived sources is illegal, without
explicit permission from the copyright holders.

Newsgroups: alt.os.linux
From: arl@cs.hut.fi (Ari Lemmke)
Subject: Re: compiling minix commands source on linux
In-Reply-To: rjohnbob@there.austin.ibm.com's message of 21 Jan 92 19:03:25 GMT
Nntp-Posting-Host: zen.cs.hut.fi
Organization: Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Date: 23 Jan 92 03:37:33


In article <15302@awdprime.UUCP> rjohnbob@there.austin.ibm.com (John Harvey) writes:
: I was wondering what the legal point of view is on compiling minix commands
: on linux, and then later putting the entire source out on a linux archive.

	Not a good idea. Minux is a copyrighted commercial product.

: Commands like tty.c and date.c seem to compile ok.  But is it a no-no to
: copy the source to a linux archive because it came on the minix diskettes?

	ast would not like it. We would not like it .. (we have
	then something common with ast ;-)

:   -john

	arl