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From: c...@sfmag.UUCP (C.A.Brooks)
Newsgroups: net.misc,net.unix,net.unix-wizards
Subject: Product Announcement:  AT&T UNIX System Toolchest
Message-ID: <545@sfmag.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 8-Apr-85 17:21:05 EST
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  PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT:	  AT&T UNIXTM System Toolchest


  1.  _O_v_e_r_v_i_e_w

  The UNIXTM System Toolchest is a collection of tools and a distribution
  mechanism for	unsupported UNIX system	based AT&T software and	its
  documentation.

  The major goal of the	Toolchest is to	encourage UNIX system application
  development by providing an outlet for seeder	material to the	
  _c_o_m_m_e_r_c_i_a_l
  UNIX system community.

  Presently, it	contains 23 AT&T tools with about 20 more to be	added each
  quarter.  Tools are _u_n_s_u_p_p_o_r_t_e_d, available in	
  source with sublicensing
  provisions, distributed electronically, and priced intentionally low.

  The Toolchest	was introduced to domestic Value Added Reseller	(VAR)
  customers in January '85.  As	of now,	the customer base is extended to all
  UNIX System V	source licensees and to	selected Independent Software Vendors
  (ISVs) participating in AT&T's ISV/VIP program.  It is currently limited to
  licensees in the continental U. S. and Canada.  Universities and government
  agencies _a_r_e included.  No special discounts apply, however.


  2.  _F_e_a_t_u_r_e_s

     +o "Simple"	tools and applications from AT&T
     +o Individually available, in source, "as is," with	sublicensing
       provisions
     +o Software, documentation,	and installation instructions all on-line
     +o Screened	by AT&T	for technical merit and	installation on	AT&T 3B20
       System V	Release	2 (SVR2)
     +o Electronic distribution using dial-up network, including	free browsing
       of descriptive information
     +o Priced intentionally low	-- presently the median	price for source is
       about $200 and the range	is $40 to $2000.

  There	are a variety of tools currently in the	Toolchest in categories	such
  as database, debugger, driver, editor, environment, file utility, game,
  language, office automation, and programming aid.  The Toolchest catalog of
  software is updated periodically; current listings and prices	are those
  found	on-line.


  3.  _A_c_c_e_s_s

     +o Dial 1-201-522-6900.  Login as guest.  Tell the system what kind	of
       terminal	you are	using.
     +o You must	have an	ASCII asynchronous CRT and 1200	baud modem to login
       and browse.  Most such terminals	in the _t_e_r_m_i_n_f_o	database of 
       System V
       are supported by	the full-screen, menu-oriented browsing	software.
       Paper terminals are not supported at this time.
     +o To obtain tools,	the customer must supply the _u_u_c_p information 
       for a
       receiving machine.  1200	baud is	preferred, but not required.  Also,
       the customer must have the appropriate language compiler	because	tools
       are delivered in	source.


  4.  _R_e_g_i_s_t_r_a_t_i_o_n

     +o Requests	for licensing registration are made on-line by browsers.
       These requests result in	a license agreement being mailed out to	the
       person's	company	for signature.
     +o A general license agreement, covering all tools in the Toolchest, must
       be signed prior to receipt of any software.
     +o The company must	designate persons eligible to order from the
       Toolchest.  The company can insist that each such person	supply a
       Purchase	Order number when tools	are ordered by noting this on the
       authorization forms.  Each person will be assigned a password by	AT&T,
       for account security.
     +o _u_u_c_p information	for one	or more	receiving machines per 
       registration
       must be supplied	to AT&T.
     +o There is	a fee of $100 for registration.	 The registration fee has
       been waived for all UNIX	System V source	licensees, but is required of
       anyone holding only a binary license.


  5.  _L_i_c_e_n_s_e__A_g_r_e_e_m_e_n_t

     +o The source fee allows for multiple copies of source for 
     _i_n_t_e_r_n_a_l	
     _u_s_e,
       with no charge or reporting on additional CPU's.
     +o Sublicensing provisions are also	covered	by the generic license.	 The
       fee is a	one time lump sum per tool which allows	unlimited numbers of
       binary sublicenses without royalty payments.  The customer is
       obligated to acknowledge	AT&T in	all advertising	for products based on
       Toolchest software with a phrase	such as	"contains software from	the
       UNIX System Toolchest."
     +o To activate permission for sublicensing,	the customer must login	to
       the Toolchest and indicate the specific tools to	be sublicensed.

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From: g...@sun.uucp (Guy Harris)
Newsgroups: net.misc,net.unix,net.unix-wizards
Subject: Re: Product Announcement:  AT&T UNIX System Toolchest
Message-ID: <2114@sun.uucp>
Date: Thu, 11-Apr-85 02:07:26 EST
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Posted: Thu Apr 11 02:07:26 1985
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FYI, the ...Toolchest includes the

	*****KORN SHELL******!!!!!!!

	Guy Harris
	sun!guy

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From: g...@brl-tgr.ARPA (Doug Gwyn <gwyn>)
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Subject: Re: Product Announcement:  AT&T UNIX System Toolchest
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Date: Fri, 12-Apr-85 02:19:19 EST
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Posted: Fri Apr 12 02:19:19 1985
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I would like to publicly applaud AT&T for this innovation.
It almost makes up for some of the licensing hassles of the
past.  I won't even complain about commercial announcements
on the net..

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