From: sm...@koel.mel.dit.CSIRO.AU (Robert Smart)
Subject: prepayment for BSD 4.4-encumbered?
Organization: CSIRO DIT (Melb.)
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 93 01:40:09 GMT
I made the following enquiry by e-mail a while ago, but
haven't got a reply yet. Perhaps someone on this newsgroup
can tell me the answer.
We received a form to get an alpha version of 4.4. It had an option
to prepay $400 and automatically receive the official release.
We paid that, so I presume we will just get the 4.4-encumbered
release without further action on our part. Is that correct?
Robert.Sm...@mel.dit.csiro.au Open Systems Program
CSIRO Division of Information Technology phone: +61 3 282 2625
723 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia fax: +61 3 282 2600
From: te...@spcvxb.spc.edu (Terry Kennedy, Operations Mgr.)
Subject: Re: prepayment for BSD 4.4-encumbered?
Date: 9 Aug 93 01:56:08 EDT
Organization: St. Peter's College, US
In article <1993Aug9.014009.22...@mel.dit.csiro.au>, sm...@koel.mel.dit.CSIRO.AU
(Robert Smart) writes:
> We received a form to get an alpha version of 4.4. It had an option
> to prepay $400 and automatically receive the official release.
> We paid that, so I presume we will just get the 4.4-encumbered
> release without further action on our part. Is that correct?
We received a low-profile mailing from the CSRG some time ago (I guess about
a month and a half) asking us to select the architecture and tape media we
wanted our release on, along with the usual site info form. About a week later,
we also got the generic "4.4-final is ready" literature (with the full price).
We sent the selection forms back right away and haven't seen the tape yet.
Of course, it does seem to take them a while under the best of circumstances
(I understand they have a very limited staff). And, I always order 6250 BPI
9-track tapes, and their [only?] 9-track drive seems to be in a near-permanent
state of malfunction (according to Keith).
So, if you sent back the selection form, you should get something eventually.
If you didn't receive the form, either CSRG thinks you aren't eligible or the
Post Office has done their usual. In this case, you should probably contact the
distribution office (info on the paperwork) and see if they think you're eligi-
Terry Kennedy Operations Manager, Academic Computing
te...@spcvxa.bitnet St. Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ USA
te...@spcvxa.spc.edu +1 201 915 9381
From: mckus...@toe.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Kirk McKusick)
Subject: Re: prepayment for BSD 4.4-encumbered?
Date: 11 Aug 1993 00:34:21 GMT
Organization: University of California, Berkeley
The distribution folks at the CSRG sent out a mailing to the person
listed as the administrative contact for every site that had paid the
$400 upgrade fee in mid June. The letter asked the site to select the
binary architecture that they wanted to receive and the media on which
they wished to receive their release. It also included the usual site
info form. To date, only half of the sites have responded. A second
mailing will be made in about a month to the technical contact with
the same request. Although no additional fee needs to be paid, you
must respond to get your final distribution. Thus, if you have not
responded, you should do so. If you have not received your letter,
and believe you should have gotten one, please send mail to the CSRG
distribution office at bsd-d...@CS.Berkeley.EDU.
A small set of sites were selected to get the first tapes (one per
supported architecture) so that we could test the installation procedure
by non-experts. Several problems were discovered that are currently
being corrected. The distribution office expects to be ready to start
shipping the rest of the pre-paid domestic releases by the end of August.
International tapes are still in the process of being made, and will
hopefully ship shortly after the domestic ones. Summary: if you are a
pre-paid upgrade site and you have sent in the architecture and media
type paperwork sent to you in June, you need take no further action.
If you are a pre-paid upgrade site and you have not sent in the
architecture and media type paperwork sent to you in June, you must
track down your administrative contact and get them to do so ASAP.
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