RSTS V7 magtape images on bitsavers
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Sat Feb 11 10:20:40 CST 2017
> On Feb 11, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> A complication with all of this is the question of licensing. There's a
>> hobbyist license for RSTS to build and run it, but whether that carries
>> over to making sources available is an interesting question. I'm not
>> sure who to ask these days, either.
> Hmm. I guess technically HP owns it now?
> Not so sure of that. When Mentec went away the word was that some other
> party had bought all of the old PDP-11 OSes (except maybe IAS) but I have
> heard nothing about it in several years and fear a lot of it may now have
> become lost. It certainly isn't being held in secret because of some percieved
> commercial value.
You're probably thinking of XX2247 LLC, which apparently is the successor to Mentec. But I remember some discussion about what Mentec actually owned vs. what DEC/Compaq/HP retained. Or maybe I'm mixed up with the company that now works on VMS.
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