DECUS PDP-11 SPACE WAR?
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Sat Dec 8 11:30:47 CST 2018
On Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:04:52 -0800
Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 12/7/18 1:25 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> > Anyone has old DECUS distributions?
> For all intents and purposes, no
> DECUS threw them out.
Not true for PDP-8 and PDP-12 DECUS. I was the last PDP-12 Coordinator
for DECUS - which included all the PDP-8 DECUS as well as the specific
PDP-12 DECUS software. I kept it all - and donated it in it's entirety
to the Computer History Museum (CHM) years ago. The collection also
included the MASTER source code for the DIAL operating system for the
PDP-12 - as DEC wanted "someone" to have it rather than throw it out
when they were closing out their archives.
The only thing I retained from my DECUS activities is the DECUS "money"
that we (DECUS) gave out for "change" when someone overpaid for an
The DECUS "money" could only be spent for future software purchases
from DECUS. BTW: The fees were copying fees which included media costs,
etc. One didn't pay for the DECUS software itself.
I hope that the CHM will make the libraries available to the public -
which was my intent in donating them to the CHM in the first place.
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