Re: Solaris sources

Troy Morrison (
Thu, 01 May 1997 08:20:48 -0700

Dan Hollis wrote:

> > > Really? Has anyone actually purchased it? If so, who
> specifically?
> > Yes, several well-known CS-related universities have. The message
> passed
> > through my mailbox a couple of years ago and I can't remember who
> they
> > anymore. Sorry.
> The only information I have ever seen was that some university tried
> to
> get the source code (for security review or something). Might have
> been
> Stanford. Anyway, for various reasons they either weren't able to
> get the
> source or chose not to.
> It would be nice to have a "from the horse's mouth" report of
> someone who
> got the NT source code. Until then I consider it a wild
> unsubstantiated
> rumor.

I can't confirm this, but I remember reading or being told quite a while
ago that Citrix had purchased an NT-source license. It was the basis
for their product, which basically hacked at the NT kernel and made it
multi-user over the network (as an application server). When you bought
the Citrix product, as I recall, you got a "new" NT kernel that would
let you connect up over the network and actually "log in" to NT from
several desktops.