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From: Benjamin Kohler <kob@no_spam.trash.net>
Subject: Solaris 8/9 Source Code
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Hi folks,
Is there a way to become the solaris source code? I have see under 
http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/source/ 
you must contact the sales team. But I think 2 years ago, was a way 
to download or order them? 
any hints?

cu
benj


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From: Frank Batschulat <frank.batschu...@IHATESPAM.Sun.COM>
Newsgroups: comp.unix.solaris
Subject: Re: Solaris 8/9 Source Code
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 17:21:04 +0100
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Benjamin Kohler wrote:
> 
> Hi folks,
> Is there a way to become the solaris source code? I have see under
> http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/source/
> you must contact the sales team. But I think 2 years ago, was a way 
> to download or order them?
> any hints?

That was once the case as the Solaris 8 foundation source program
existed and thus you could download the Solaris 8 FCS source code.

This is no longer available, use the contacts as described.

frankB

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frankho
From: Frank Hofmann <fran...@germany.sun.com>
Newsgroups: comp.unix.solaris
Subject: Re: Solaris 8/9 Source Code
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 23:17:39 +0100
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On 21 Dec 2002, Benjamin Kohler wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Is there a way to become the solaris source code? I have see under 
> http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/source/ 
> you must contact the sales team. But I think 2 years ago, was a way 
> to download or order them? 
> any hints?

Two years ago many things were different, including the availability of
the Solaris sourcecode. We had the "Solaris Foundation Source" Program
then, and the source was available basically for shipping and media
costs. It never was downloadable like Solaris itself, you had to register,
pay a few bucks for media+shipping and got a CD with the kernel, library
and utility sources of Solaris 8 (something close to that - the source is
under different copyrights and ownerships, and not everything could be
released in the Foundation Source program).

That program has been discontinued, and so the Solaris source is now again
available to the previous conditions - you have to pay (significantly, if
you're not in education) for it. That's why the webpage says: contact
sales...

Some driver sources are available freely for download via soldc.sun.com,
but the "full set" no longer is easily available to the public. Depending
on what exactly you want to do, the driver sources may be helpful to you,
check out:

	http://soldc.sun.com/developer/support/driver/src/SUNWdrvs-8.html
	http://soldc.sun.com/developer/support/driver/src/source.html

Bye,
FrankH.

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