DECUS PDP-11 SPACE WAR?
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 8 11:50:44 CST 2018
On 12/8/18 12:22 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/8/18 8:26 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> I also know of stuff given to USENIX
>> that they tossed (luckily some of that has been recovered
>> but I am sure much was lost permanently).
> Paper or USENIX tapes?
> The early tapes are problematic because they required source licenses
What I know about first-hand was all the research on The
Software Tools Virtual Operating System. I had worked with
it on Pr1me and Univac-1100 back in the 80's. I got interested
in it again and started searching for it. Could not find anything
but was able to get in touch with Deborah Scherrer who was
one of the primaries on the research and she informed me that
she had sent all her work to USENIX who held it a few years
and then just trashed it. I have since found some of it, but
places that had done the ports (GA Tech for the Pr1me.) had
also just scrapped it all when it was no longer of interest.
Truly sad how much of our history has been lost.
More information about the cctech