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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 10:35 AM EDT

Guess what? I'm told you can still download Caldera's OpenLinux 3.1.1 from the Internet. Yup. OpenLinux is still marching on, thanks to that perfect license the GPL, right here:

http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/ caldera/OpenLinux/3.1.1/

ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/caldera/ OpenLinux/3.1.1/

I'm making a public record here of what is in that distro, because there might be some lawyers out there who'd like to have proof that the 2.4 kernel was released by Caldera under the GPL and that they never pulled this one back. There's no legal notice that this is only for SCO customers or any nonsense like that. It's available to the public. And the public is interested too. That's what we do here on Groklaw, collect evidence and then tell the world. If you put this information together with Ralf Flaxa's Declaration, well, there you are. I believe SCO loses.

Here's the thing. My understanding is that Planet Mirror doesn't just grab people's stuff and mirror it. As you can see in their policy page, a vendor has to request it. So, at some point in time, judging by the dates on January 29 and 30, 2002 (Cf. http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/caldera/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/?fl= ), I gather Caldera/SCO must have asked Planet Mirror to make this distribution available to the world. If that is correct, I'm guessing Planet Mirror might have a record of that. And since it's still there, it looks like that request was never revoked by SCO.

And here's one more piece of evidence that Caldera was very interested in Linux being useful in the enterprise that I just found. It's all about OpenLinux eBuilder Enterprise Edition, from 2000. Now, let me show you the contents of the downloadable OpenLinux, and it's quite a long list, so I've marked the kernel in red, as well as binutils and Flaxa/Caldera's Lizard. Man pages are included of course. I believe you will find all the methods and concepts you can eat in there.

Here's the complete list of what is in the distribution (the Workstation -- the Server is available too), so SCO can't say they had no idea what they were distributing -- excuse me, what they *are* distributing:

Contents of the Source CD:
OpenLinux-MR311-workstation-20011219-1600-CD2.iso
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,947,133 a2ps-4.13-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 21,527 acpid-1.0.0-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 7,907 adduser-1.3-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 54,750 adjtimex-1.11-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 95,228 afio-2.4.6-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 122,117 alevt-1.6.0-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,404,965 am-utils-6.0.7-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 2,663,291 apache-1.3.22-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 96,896 at-3.1.7-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 175,389 aumix-2.7-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 461,566 autoconf-2.13-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 363,772 automake-1.4-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,942,084 bash-2.05-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,529,227 bash1-1.14.7-19.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 342,044 batterymon-0.1-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 289,742 bc-1.06-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 22,120 bdflush-1.6.2-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 718,972 bin86-0.15.4-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 2,816,126 bind-8.2.3-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 8,796,616 binutils-2.10.1.0.4-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 427,074 bison-1.28-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 18,372 bool-2.0-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 30,899 bsd-finger-0.17-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 92,483 byacc-1.9-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 473,035 bzip2-1.0.0-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,347,193 canna-3.5b2-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,344,415 cdfs-1.10-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 115,605 cdparanoia-III.alpha9.7-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,555,004 cdrdao-1.1.5-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 4,637,648 cdsa-3.12-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 474,452 cervisia-1.4.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 17,794 cgetty-1.0-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 11,727 cleandir-1.0.1-8MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 738,188 coas2-1.99-55.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 16,455 col-tools-1.3-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,712,461 compat-ncurses-4.2-8MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 32,614 copyrights-1.4-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 218,469 cpio-2.4.2-14.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 28,470 cracklib-2.7-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 7,687 crontabs-1.12-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 201,715 cscope-15.3-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 189,619 ctags-5.0.1-0.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 485,411 cupdate-1.0.20-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 5,977,922 cups-1.1.10-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,238,711 cups-efax-1.6-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,355,261 cvs-1.11-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 3,734,407 db-3.3.11-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 17,964 dbview-1.0.3-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 51,496 ddcprobe-1.0-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 16,189,167 ddd-3.3-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 12,253 DEV-3.6-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 775,059 dhcp-3.0b2pl9-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 182,750 dialog-0.9a-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 400,883 diffutils-2.7.2-6MR.src.rpm
10/05/2006 04:06a 0 direc.txt
12/13/2001 04:29p 306,196 doc-devguide-html-1.0-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,698,606 doc-sag-html-1.0-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 3,851,724 doc-sag-l10n-1.0-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 50,318 docbook-dtd30-sgml-1.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 62,680 docbook-dtd31-sgml-1.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 62,302 docbook-dtd40-sgml-1.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 62,067 docbook-dtd41-sgml-1.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 79,346 docbook-dtd41-xml-1.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 532,217 docbook-style-dsssl-1.61-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 107,456 docbook-utils-0.6.9-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 11,795 doctool-20010330-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 9,579 doctool-meta-20011024-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 244,353 docview-1.1-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,634,240 doxygen-1.2.10-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 189,711 dump-0.4b22-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 150,730 dviutils-1.0-11MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 190,344 ed-0.2-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 102,079 efax-0.9a-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 27,002 eject-2.0.2-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 657,812 enscript-1.6.1-13.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,323,412 ethereal-0.8.19-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,201,198 ext2fs-1.25-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,476,266 faq-20010327-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 70,781 fatfs-2.8-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 32,312 fbset-2.1-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 198,650 fdutils-5.4-8MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 889,170 fetchmail-5.8.17-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 353,063 fhs-2.2-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 144,868 file-3.28-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,820,644 fileutils-4.1-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 304,596 findutils-4.1-16MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 389,007 flex-2.5.4-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,004,092 fltk-1.0.11-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 832,663 fontutils-0.7-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 3,383,583 foomatic-1.0-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,542,025 freetype-1.3-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,729,813 gawk-3.0.6-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,376,723 gcal-3.01-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 12,896,816 gcc-2.95.2-8.4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 281,669 gd-1.8.3-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 12,280,719 gdb-5.0-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 140,750 gdbm-1.8.0-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 463,477 gdk-pixbuf-0.10.0-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,327,580 gettext-0.10.39-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 15,782 giftrans-1.12.2-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 9,367,957 gimp-1.2.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 4,769,280 gimp-data-1.0.0-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 416,574 glib-1.2.8-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 17,984,411 glibc-2.2.4-22.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 8,626,984 Glide-3.10-14.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,035,323 gmp-3.1.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,004,818 gnupg-1.0.6-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 381,386 gperf-2.7.2-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 432,318 gpm-1.19.3-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 514,028 grep-2.4.2-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 1,505,830 groff-1.17.2-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 728,576 grub-0.5.96.1-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 2,879,617 gtk+-1.2.8-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 314,058 gtk+-perl-0.6123-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 686,033 gtkmm-1.2.7-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 386,040 gv-3.5.8-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 229,466 gzip-1.2.4a-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:29p 34,342 hdparm-3.9-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,971,256 htdig-3.1.5-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 255,244 hwdata-20011127-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 26,052 hwprobe-20011107-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 2,767,552 ImageMagick-5.2.7-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,861,740 imap-2000-12.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 702,472 imlib-1.9.8-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 226,869 indent-2.2.6-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 259,539 ipchains-1.3.10-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 290,773 iptables-1.2.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 227,537 irda-utils-0.9.14-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 95,657 isapnptools-1.18-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 5,373,604 isdn4k-utils-3.1pre1-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 117,704 isp-0.7.1-22b.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 2,617,977 ispell-3.1.20-14MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,092,404 jade-1.2.1-11MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 151,829 jadetex-2.20-13MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 436,110 jakarta-ant-1.2-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,096,515 jakarta-tomcat-3.2.3-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 493,554 jpilot-0.99-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 573,584 kbd-1.06-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 436,512 kdbg-1.2.0-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 211,197 kdeaddons-0.4.3-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 893,671 kdeadmin2-2.2.1-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 128,780 kdeapps-2.0.1-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 12,724,334 kdebase2-2.2.1-17.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 2,135,788 kdebindings2-2.2.1-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 820,132 kdecoas-1.0.9-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:43p 658,207 kdeconfig-20011203-1D.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 8,824,324 kdegames2-2.2.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,643,327 kdegraphics2-2.2.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,437,110 kdelibs-1.1.2-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 6,004,253 kdelibs2-2.2.1-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 4,694,153 kdemultimedia2-2.2.1-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 3,157,697 kdenetwork2-2.2.1-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 2,414,006 kdepim2-2.2.1-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,085,272 kdesdk2-2.2.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 1,467,070 kdeutils2-2.2.1-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 3,281,964 kdevelop-2.0.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 153,874 kdialog-0.1-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 91,566 kdoc-2.0a36-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 233,287 kdoc2-2.2.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 2,510,074 kermit-7.0.197-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:43p 1,028,592 kernel-addon-2.4.13-1D.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:30p 472,044 khotplug-0.9.9.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 14,507 kmp_mysql-1.2.0-12MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 326,921 kmysql-1.2.1-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 6,328,696 koffice2-1.1-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 309,600 konvert-0.2-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 326,939 kprof-1.1-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 907,457 ksaferppp-0.7.1-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 310,780 ksystemsnapshot-0.7.9-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 7,625 ktzset-2.2-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 526,470 kwave-0.5.4-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 449,495 kxconfig-0.9.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 243,327 less-354-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 66,815 lha-1.14g-8MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 140,169 libao-0.6.0-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 188,633 libaudiofile-0.1.9-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 42,257 libcap-1.10-5atMR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 983,553 libgif-3.0-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 252,049 libhwdata-1.0-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 18,605 libident-0.22-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 216,988 libIDL-0.6.5-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 620,254 libjpeg-6b-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 249,024 libkwave-0.3.9-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 451,456 libmcrypt-2.4.15-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 516,290 libmikmod-3.1.9-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 497,612 libmng-1.0.0-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 166,409 libogg-1.0-0beta4tMR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 434,733 libpam-0.72-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 490,372 libpng-1.0.8-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 141,492 libpwdb-0.61.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 983,693 libqwsprite-1.5.0-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 499,579 libsasl-1.5.24-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 206,523 libsidplay-1.36.46-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 216,466 libsigc++-1.0.3-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 35,113 libsmallrpc-0.5-13MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 892,897 libstdc++-compat-2.9.0-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 908,512 libtiff-3.5.5-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 545,101 libtool-1.3.5-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,320,689 libuulib-5.0.13-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 457,888 libvorbis-1.0-0beta4tMR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,448,004 libxml-2.4.4-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,932,102 libxslt-1.0.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 172,777 libz-1.1.3-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 2,135,759 licq-1.0.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 197,091 lilo-0.21-15.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:43p 26,147,658 linux-2.4.13-9D.src.rpm
12/18/2001 04:39p 6,183,679 lizard-20011210-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 39,188 logcheck-1.1.1-16.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 33,757 logrotate-3.3-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 329,537 lrzsz-0.12.18-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 763,715 lsof-4.54-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 72,527 ltrace-0.3.10-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 335,158 lzo-1.07-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 326,333 m4-1.4-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 101,340 macutils-2.0b3-13MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 11,748 mailcap-1.1-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 109,682 mailx-8.1.1-12MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,036,299 make-3.79.1-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 196,646 man-1.5h1-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 490,843 man-pages-1.31-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 355,505 man-pages-de-0.2-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,196,920 man-pages-es-1.24-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 795,611 man-pages-fr-0.8-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 459,072 man-pages-it-0.3.0-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 213,859 mawk-1.3.3-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 4,341,678 mc-4.5.51-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 120,462 mga_hal-1.01.05beta-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 956,328 mgetty-1.1.22_Aug17-12.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 2,964,245 midi-instruments-1.0-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 141,477 mikmod-3.1.6a-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 6,379 mimetypes-1.0-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 341,418 minicom-1.83.1-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 8,921 mktemp-1.4-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 143,895 mm-1.1.3-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 216,294 modutils-2.4.8-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 176,903 mod_dav-1.0.2_1.3.6-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 367,889 mod_perl-1.24_01-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 769,266 mod_ssl-2.8.5_1.3.22-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 166,176 mpg123-0.59r-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 46,410 mscompress-0.3-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 31,847 mt-st-0.5b-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 15,812 mtabase-1.2.1-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 316,880 mtools-3.9.7-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 2,030,769 mutt-1.2.5-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 5,518,891 mysql-3.23.33-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 472,120 nasm-0.98-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 394,481 ncftp-3.0.2-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 42,127 ncompress-4.2.4-12MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 621,850 ncpfs-2.2.0.18-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,748,905 ncurses-5.2-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 22,881 net-scripts-1.07-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 197,779 net-tools-1.57-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 366,412 netatalk_asun-1.4.99-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 73,119 netkit-base-0.17-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 60,048 netkit-ftp-0.17-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 44,648 netkit-ntalk-0.17-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 67,069 netkit-rsh-0.17-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 29,587 netkit-rusers-0.17-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 19,093 netkit-rwall-0.17-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 28,573 netkit-rwho-0.17-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 149,641 netkit-telnet-0.17-13.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 29,491 netkit-tftp-0.17-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 2,040,576 netpbm-9.11-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 216,539 nfs-0.2.1-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 445,707 nis-2.0-22.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 167,177 nss_ldap-172-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 615,600 ntop-1.2a7-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,436,469 openldap-2.0.11-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:43p 29,485 OpenLinux-3.1.1-1D.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 26,054 OpenLinux-keys-2.4-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 17,770,581 openmotif-2.1.30-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 597,547 openslp-1.0.4-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 744,815 openssh-2.9.9p2-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 2,172,030 openssl-0.9.6-17.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 107,112 pam_ldap-130-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 571,297 parted-1.4.10-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 192,396 patch-2.5.4-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 99,008 pciutils-2.1.8-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,192,382 pcmcia-cs-3.1.25-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 298,938 pcre-3.4-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 489,503 pdksh-5.2.14-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 5,437,774 perl-5.6.0-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,166,585 perl-modules-5.6.0-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 96,819 perl-SGMLSpm-1.03ii-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 300,076 PHI-1.3.2-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 9,982 PHI-data-3.1.1-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 3,153,094 php-4.0.4pl1-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 122,659 pidentd-3.0.12-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 465,927 pilot-link-0.9.3-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 165,262 pixmap-2.6p4-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 153,444 playmidi-2.4-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 28,969 plugger-3.2-19MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,566,670 PluginSDK-3.0b5-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 436,169 popt-1.5-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 43,213 portmap-safer-0.5-22MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 50,543 portsentry-1.0-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 560,001 ppp-2.4.0-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 228,238 pptp-1.0.3-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 117,807 pptpd-1.0.1-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 1,291,897 printfilter-1.7-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 209,209 procmail-3.15-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 203,634 procps-2.0.7-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 252,757 psgml-1.2.1-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 29,449 psmisc-19-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 69,116 psutils-1.17-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 951,886 pvm-3.4.3-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:31p 121,898 pxe-0.1-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 3,092,212 python-1.5.2-8MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 69,998 python-eclass-1.2-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 2,735,636 qt-1.45-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 8,964,028 qt2-2.3.1-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 645,772 qtlinguist-0.1-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,724,068 quanta-20010412-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 181,196 quota-3.01-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 117,958 raidtools-0.90-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 4,837,353 rat-4.2.19-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 290,916 rcs-5.7-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 758,754 readline-4.1-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,710,733 recode-3.6-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 251,391 reiserfs-utils-3.6.25-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 171,064 rp-pppoe-3.0-0at.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,687,817 rpm-3.0.6-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 794,942 rpmcompat-2.5.5-11.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 24,246 rstatd-3.04-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 444,101 rsync-2.5.0-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 6,537,737 samba-2.2.2-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 2,133,140 sane-1.0.6-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 153,654 sane-frontends-1.0.6-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 533,590 screen-3.9.10-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 1,353,361 SDL-1.1.8-1MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 326,575 sed-3.02-7.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,551,686 sendmail-8.11.6-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 61,456 setserial-2.17-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 16,201 setup-3.1.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 301,625 sformat-3.4-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 43,727 sgml-common-0.5-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,241,340 sgml-tools-1.0.9-9MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,253,085 sh-utils-2.0-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 758,562 shadow-misc-1.2-18.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 314,550 sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 122,579 sidplay-base-1.0.4-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 584,902 slang-1.4.1-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 76,844 slocate-2.6-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 304,691 smpeg-0.4.1-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 353,530 sox-12.17.2-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 230,000 spread-3.15.1-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 344,376 strace-4.2-8.20010221aMR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 91,012 sysklogd-1.4.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 117,831 SysVinit-2.78-3.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:28p 59,324 SysVinit-scripts-1.08-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,061,479 tar-1.13-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 8,320,159 tcltk-8.0.4-7MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 470,657 tcpdump-3.5.2-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 109,049 tcp_wrappers-7.6-10.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 725,077 tcsh-6.11.00-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 237,200 termcap-10.2.7-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,142,233 texinfo-4.0-10MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 2,137,443 textutils-2.0.8-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,298,710 tgif-4.1.25-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 110,623 time-1.7-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 857,711 timidity-2.9.4-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 872,721 tin-1.4.4-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 49,358 tmake-1.6-4MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 13,012 traceroute-safer-0.5-4MR.src.rpm
12/19/2001 05:43p 27,796 TRANS.TBL
12/13/2001 04:32p 245,387 transfig-3.2.3c-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,765,137 tripwire-2.3.0-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,629,277 ucd-snmp-4.2.1-15.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 6,084,073 ucl_mbone_apps-20010827-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,088,178 uemacs-4.0.0-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 52,903 umsdosfs-1.12-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 44,231 unarj-2.43-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 4,924,767 unifont-1.0-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 318,881 uniview-0.1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 934,862 unzip-5.40-5MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 383,785 usbutils-0.8-2.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 8,482 utempter-0.5-6MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,387,368 util-linux-2.11l-5.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,509,538 uucp-1.06.2-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 4,608,738 vim-6.0-6.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 88,822 vixie-cron-3.0.2.7-9.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 12,634 vollaunch-0.5-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 3,800,301 volution-agent-bin-1.1.0.174-2MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 187,608 vorbis-tools-1.0-0beta4tMR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 87,244 vtun-2.5b1-1.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 250,327 wdiff-0.5.2-8.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 128,263 webcam-0.6.5-3MR.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 4,249,461 webmin-0.89-4.src.rpm
12/13/2001 04:32p 1,039,038 wget-1.7.1-2.src.rpm
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Corrections Here
Authored by: entre on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:05 PM EDT
For PJ

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Not a safe assumption
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:06 PM EDT
> And since it's still there, it looks like that request
> was never revoked by SCO.

I see no form which would allow SCO to revoke a request. Nor is there evidence
that PlanetMirror would remote material if the request was revoked. The GPL
license grants permanent permission to redistribute.

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:08 PM EDT
I think it's time for ALL of us to break out our RED dresses and practice a few
dance steps!!

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Off topic here
Authored by: Tufty on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:16 PM EDT
Keep it clean

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There has to be a rabbit down this rabbit hole somewhere!
Now I want its hide.

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You don't have to be the owner
Authored by: tz on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:19 PM EDT
From the same page:

We aim to make PlanetMirror the largest and most comprehensive Internet archive
of Free/Open Source, Linux distributions, Videos and Games Hosting on the net,
so if you know of a site or project that we don't currently mirror, let us
know.

And the form doesn't require you be the owner to mirror it, but I suspect they
were just mirroring Caldera's GPL directories from whenever they got the
request.

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: Tufty on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:20 PM EDT
I've had bad dreams and nightmares that are better than what is hitting TSCOG at
the moment.

Course 101 Lesson 1 Genies do NOT go back in bottles.


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There has to be a rabbit down this rabbit hole somewhere!
Now I want its hide.

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:49 PM EDT
Thank you for this 'hit' PJ. Most excellent detective work. I am prepared to bet
that SCO/Caldear had fogotton about this or that thier external legal team may
not have even known about it.

The plot thickens a little if you look at the 'update' date: September 2003.
Assuming that only SCO could update these files then someone in SCO modified
these files after the law sit was filed.

The modifications dont seem to amount to anything as far as I can see - please
feel free to correct me. Also it is possible that SCO did not modify these
files.

But on the face of it it looks like SCO chose to distribute Linux in 2002 on
Planet Mirror, filed a suit and then continued to distribute Linux on Planet
Mirror and that they knew about its presence on Planet Mirror in September 2003.


They are still (2006) distributing Linux under thier own brand and it is
available to anyone not just thier customers. There is no argument about
'unclean hands' here as was earlier raised in the IBM case.

Its simply a great find. Thanks again PJ.

--

MadScientist

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 12:59 PM EDT
I have a purchased copy of OpenLinux 2.2 and 2.3 upgrade, as well as the manuals
and for what it is worth the binutils-2.9.1.21, and linux-2.2.10 as well as
lizard and all the rest were in there. The manuals talk about open source and
the GPL and the GNU utilities These are dated 1999 and the 2.2 version is also
1999. If more detail is useful I can provide it or donate the whole set to an
archive. Anything to help the cause, well almost anything.

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 01:12 PM EDT
Well since we purchased a copy of the distribution and still run it for our mail
server, I would think they have a requirement to keep it available under the
GPL. I would expect it, yea even demand it. What is so remarkable about that?

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OpenLinux 3.1.1 Still Available, with the 2.4 kernel
Authored by: DBLR on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 01:41 PM EDT
In the list from the Contents of the Source CD it shows this change
{"10/05/2006 04:06a 0 direc.txt"} Does anyone know what it is/was
about?


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"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is
a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
Benjamin Franklin.

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No JFS
Authored by: the_flatlander on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 01:41 PM EDT
Well, this distro does not appear to include JFS. That got moved into the
2.4.18 kernel, and this one is still at 2.4.13. That should not be taken as an
indication that I believe that Mr. Yarro's cause is anything other than
"utterly" lost. I'm just sayin' that you don't actually want this
distro because it is old and out of date.

I thought Caldera told the court that it had *ceased* distribution of Open
Linux. Really, I'm quite sure I just read that in one of the SCOundrels' recent
filings.... Maybe they figure Planet Mirror will have to pay IBM for Caldera's
violation of the GPL.

The Flatlander

There are three lessons here, at least: 1) If you need a lawyer, you don't want
BS&F; 2) If you are a lawyer and you need clients, you don't need 'em badly
enough to take on Caldera; 3) Thrity MILLION dollars doesn't buy as much
[competent] lawyering as you might have hoped or guessed.

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here's a question no one has asked yet
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 01:54 PM EDT
Here's a hypothetical, but probably rather realistic question to ask (IMHO -
IANAL)-

Presume the court awards the case to IBM, and awards damages.
IBM gets awarded $x million. More than SCO is worth.

Just for the sake of argument. Then SCO goes bankrupt.

BUT... and here is the interesting question--

Would IBM share some of the winnings (whatever is left of the SCO carcass) with
Novell?

From my reading, I'm not sure they are required to, or perhaps at least the
licensing stuff. But I'm more interested in is this next question--

Would IBM give any extra funds out of this to Novell as a "courtesy"
for their part in the case, to help off-set all the fees these two have been
collecting?

I know they don't have to, but I can see something happening here. Perhaps even
some joint IBM/Novell business partnerships to do with Linux, etc.

Think about what these two could do with SUSE, etc...

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OpenLinux
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 02:37 PM EDT
And in my computer room I have all of the Caldera releases from Caldera Network
Desktop 1.0 through the Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1. And until recently anyway you
could still buy them from CheapBytes and other CD ROM distributors.

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SUE!!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:03 PM EDT
Planetmirror is obviously in collusion with IBM & Novell to destroy the
value of SCO's preciousss!

We'll need to stay both IBM and Novell cases while we do about three years of
discovery on this one!

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SCO Snakes and Ladders
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:12 PM EDT

A while ago, I devised a game called "SCO Snakes and Ladders". I was going to release it at Groklaw and moderate the game. This is how it was intended to work:

How to Enter

  1. Start by typing the top-level address of any SCO-owned website or FTP site into the address field of your browser (eg: http://thescogroup.com/ or ftp://ftp.calderasystems.com/). This is your "Start URL".
  2. Navigate to any full SCO Linux distro available for download (your "Finish URL"), without typing, just using your mouse.
  3. Record each step along the way (your "Safe Route" - see the real example below) and count the number of mouse clicks needed to get there.
  4. Calculate your SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre according to The Rules (below) and post it with the title "SCO Snakes and Ladders Entry: Please Validate!"", along with your Safe Route description, in reply to this post.

The aim was to get the lowest score possible, but to cut a long story short, it didn't happen and now I'm going to spoil it by publishing the solutions I found :(

Browser: Firefox on Ubuntu
Start URL: ftp://ftp.iso.caldera.com/

  1. click on file: "MIRRORS"
  2. from displayed content, select only the text "ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/caldera/"
  3. drag and drop selected text into Firefox address field
  4. after Firefox connects to FTP directory, click on directory link: "eDesktop"
  5. click on directory link: "2.4"
  6. click on directory link: "SRPMS"
Voila! Caldera OpenLinux 2.4-7 source RPM's, including the Linux kernel source and the GPL.
Finish URL: ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/caldera/eDesktop/2.4/SRPMS/
Mouse clicks: 6
HTTP Start URL: No (-0)
SCO Finish URL: No (-0)
Legal Notice: No (+0)
Linux Kernel Source: Yes, version 2.2.14-4 (-2)
GPL Present: Yes (-3)
SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre: 1

Browser: Firefox on Ubuntu
Start URL: ftp://stage.caldera.com/

  1. click on directory link: "skunkware"
  2. click on file: "links.html"
  3. click on link: "Celestial Systems, Inc."
  4. click on tab: "Support"
  5. click on link: "Insecure Support Site"
  6. click on link: "Anonymous FTP, ftp.celestial.com"
  7. click on directory link: "pub"
  8. click on directory link: "linux"
  9. click on directory link: "caldera"
  10. click on directory link: "OpenLinux"
  11. click on directory link: "3.1.1"
  12. click on directory link: "Workstation"
  13. click on directory link: "RPMS"
  14. click on directory link: "i386"
Voila! OpenLinux 3.1.1, complete with source RPMs for the Linux kernel for various architectures.
Finish URL: ftp://ftp.celestial.com/pub/linux/caldera/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/RPMS/i386/
Mouse clicks: 14
HTTP Start URL: No (-0)
SCO Finish URL: No (-0)
Legal Notice: No (+0)
Linux Kernel Source: Yes, 2.4.13-15 (-4)
GPL Present: No (-0)
SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre: 10

Browser: Firefox on Ubuntu
Start URL: http://www.sco.com/
Click 1: in the page footer, click on the link: "Documentation"
Click 2: click on the link: "SCO OpenServer"
Click 3: under the heading "SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0", click on the link: "MP2 Release Notes"
Click 4: click on the link: "SITE MAP"
Click 5: click on the "MySQL documentation" link, about one-third of the way down the page
Click 6: click on the "2.12.5.9 SCO UnixWare Version 7.1.x Notes" link
Click 7: scroll up a bit, click on link "ftp://stage.caldera.com/pub/security/openserver/"
Click 8: at the FTP site, click on the ".." link
Click 9: again click on the ".." link
Click 10: again click on the ".." link
Click 11: click on the "skunkware" link
Click 12: click on the file "links.html"
Click 13: click on link: "Celestial Systems, Inc."
Click 14: clink on link near bottom of homepage: "The old site is still available here."
Click 15: right-click link: "FTP Site" (which is HTTP, not FTP protocol)
Click 16: from Firefox menu, select "Copy Link Location"
Click 17: right-click Firefox address field
Click 18: from Firefox menu, select "Paste"
Click 19: in the Firefox address field, select only the text "ftp.celestial.com"
Click 20: drag and drop selected text back into the Firefox address field
Click 21: click Firefox "Go" button
Click 22: click on directory link: "pub"
Click 23: click on directory link: "linux"
Click 24: click on directory link: "caldera"
Click 25: click on directory link: "OpenLinux"
Click 26: click on directory link: "3.1.1"
Click 27: click on directory link: "Workstation"
Click 28: click on directory link: "RPMS"
Click 29: click on directory link: "i386"
Voila! OpenLinux 3.1.1, with source RPMs for the Linux kernel for various architectures.
Finish URL: ftp://ftp.celestial.com/pub/linux/caldera/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/RPMS/i386/
Mouse clicks: 29
HTTP Start URL: Yes ()
SCO Finish URL: No ()
Legal Notice: No (+0)
Linux Kernel Source: Yes, 2.4.13-15 (-4)
GPL Present: ()
SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre: 10.5

Browser: Firefox on Ubuntu
Start URL: http://www.sco.com/
Click 1: from drop-down list under "SUPPORT" in the homepage header, select "SCO Skunkware"
Click 2: click on link: "FAQ"
Click 3: click on link: "How do I locate a particular SCO Skunkware component?"
Click 4: in the answer text, click on link: "Editors"
Click 5: under heading "Ted - Text Processor for UNIX/X11", click on link: "ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/editors/ted/"
Click 6: click on link: ".."
Click 7: click on link: ".." (now in /pub)
Click 8: click on link: "os"
Click 9: click on link: "Linux"
Click 10: click on link: "distr"
Click 11: click on link: "caldera"
Click 12: click on link: "eDesktop"
Click 13: click on link: "2.4"
Click 14: click on link: "SRPMS"
Voila! OpenLinux 2.4, with source RPM for Linux kernel.
Finish URL: ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/caldera/eDesktop/2.4/SRPMS/
Mouse clicks: 14
HTTP Start URL: Yes ()
SCO Finish URL: No ()
Legal Notice: No (+0)
Linux Kernel Source: Yes, 2.2.14-4 (-2)
GPL Present: ()
SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre: 5

Browser: Firefox on Ubuntu
Start URL: http://www.sco.com.cn/
Click 1: click on link in page header that leads to "http://www.sco.com.cn/products.html" (check status bar to confirm URL before clicking)
Click 2: click on link: "OpenServer 6"
Click 3: click on image: "5 Reasons to Choose UNIX instead of Linux" (what a hoot!)
Click 4: select the text "Zenez"
Click 5: drag and drop the selected text into Google search field of Firefox browser
Click 6: from google search results, click on link: "ZENEZ Main Home Page"
Click 7: click on link: "More about ZENEZ"
Click 8: click on link: "ZENEZ FTP"
Click 9: click on link: "ftp.iso.caldera.com"
Click 10: click on file: "MIRRORS"
Click 11: from displayed content, select only the text "ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/caldera/"
Click 12: drag and drop selected text into Firefox address field
Click 13: after Firefox connects to FTP directory, click on directory link: "eDesktop"
Click 14: click on directory link: "2.4"
Click 15: click on directory link: "SRPMS"
Voila! Caldera OpenLinux 2.4-7 source RPM's, including the 2.2.14 Linux kernel source.
Finish URL: ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/caldera/eDesktop/2.4/SRPMS/
Mouse clicks: 15
HTTP Start URL: Yes ()
SCO Finish URL: No ()
Legal Notice: No (+)
Linux Kernel Source: Yes, 2.2.14 (-)
GPL Present: ()
SCO Snakes and Ladders SCOre:

I've retested the first of these solutions and it still works. I haven't tested the others. All the above links from SCO websites/FTP sites through to SCO/Caldera Linux distributions worked back in August, 2006.

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From my notes
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:21 PM EDT
Caldera Linux Distributions

ftp://ftp.hs-niederrhein.de/pub/unix/linux-iso/caldera/server/ (OpenLinux
3.1.1)

ftp://ftp.hs-niederrhein.de/pub/unix/linux-iso/caldera/workstation/ (OpenLinux
3.1.1)

ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/oldlinux/Linux.old/distributions/caldera/
(caldera-1.0-preii.iso.bz2)

ftp://linux.sinica.edu.tw/pub6/caldera/eServer/2.3/SRPMS/ (eServer 2.3 - legal
notice)

ftp://linux.sinica.edu.tw/pub6/caldera/eServer/2.3.1/SRPMS/ (eServer 2.3.1 -
legal notice)

ftp://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/mirrors/metalab.unc.edu/distributions/caldera/eDesktop
/col/install/SRPMS/

ftp://ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/mirrors/metalab.unc.edu/distributions/caldera/eServer/
col/install/ (ISO's also available at the above two, plus installation guide)

ftp://ftp.celestial.com/pub/linux/caldera/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/RPMS/i386/


ftp://ftp.celestial.com/pub/linux/caldera/eDesktop/2.4/RPMS/i386/ (several
distributions and ISO's in various directory arms in the above two, no legal
notice)

ftp://ftp.linux.org.tr/ (Caldera directory is empty)

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Perfect license the GPL?
Authored by: shiptar on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:26 PM EDT
Funny line considering the controversy* =)

*Please note, I'm not commenting on the controversy, just pointing it out and
having a laugh.

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By the way...
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:59 PM EDT
...one can still freely download Binutils from a SCO FTP site. It's here:
ftp://stage.caldera.com/skunkware/src/devtools

There are other instances too, on SCO FTP site(s), but I'm not going to give
them all away.

:)

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How to become a Caldera FTP Mirror Site
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 04:31 PM EDT
A while ago, when I was searching for SCO/Caldera FTP mirror sites, I stumbled
across a very relevant email sent out quite broadly by Caldera, describing how
anyone can become a Caldera FTP site. It was a very simple process. You didn't
have to sign up for anything. You just sent an email to a particular email
address and all the necessary permissions were set up for you to mirror their
FTP site.

I thought I'd saved this email to my harddrive, but I'm danged if I can find it
now. Does anyone else have this? I'm still googling for it, but if anyone has
it, it would save me a great deal of frustration trying to relocate it.

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How to become a Caldera Mirror Site
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 04:44 PM EDT
I found the following here:
http://www.eklektix.com/lwn/1998/0226/colmirror.html


To: caldera-users@rim.caldera.com
Subject: Public Solicitation for Caldera OpenLinux FTP Mirror sites
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 23:05:04 -1000
From: Ed Orcutt <edo@eosys.com>

Greetings!

We would like to establish FTP mirror sites for Caldera OpenLinux:

ftp.caldera.com:/pub/OpenLinux

If you are interested in becoming a Caldera OpenLinux FTP mirror
here are the steps:

1) Subscribe to the mirror-list@rim.caldera.com by sending mail to
mirror-list-request@rim.caldera.com with "subscribe" in the
body of the message. This list has very little traffic
so it shouldn't be a burden. This will help us keep coordinated
especially during new releases when there is a lot to mirror.

2) Mirror ftp.caldera.com:/pub/OpenLinux... (nightly, if possible).
Mirror software can be obtained from:
ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/archiving/mirror

3) Allow full anonymous ftp access to your mirror site.

4) Send a note to mirror-list@rim.caldera.com with the URL of your mirror
so it can be listed in the MIRRORS file and on our web site. Also
include the canonical hostname of the machine running the mirror
process (not an alias, and not necessarily the ftp machine) so I
can list it in the special "mirror" class that is never denied
anonymous FTP access to ftp.caldera.com.

5) You can get a good idea of the sizes of various directories by
reading the du-s files. We would especially appreciate it if you
would NOT mirror the mirrors directories from us. Please get those
files from the original source.

Let us know if you have any questions.
--
ftpmaster@caldera.com


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gdb-5.0-5MR.src.rpm
Authored by: MORB on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 05:25 PM EDT
The gdb package probably contains the libbfd sources (including the ELF file
loading/saving code) too.

The current version (6.x) does, at least.

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Place your bets!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 05:57 PM EDT
OK, we all know that SCO follows GL religiously, so how long before this is
removed from PlanetMirror?

My bet is by 9AM EST on Monday, October 8th.

(and BTW, if you are one of the SCOites following here it is no fair for you to
vote because you know when the request is going to PlanetMirror to have them
remove it)

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OpenLinux-keys-2.4-6.src.rpm ?
Authored by: pgmer6809 on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 08:04 PM EDT
What is this?
12/13/2001 04:28p 26,054 OpenLinux-keys-2.4-6.src.rpm

Would this be some sort of 'signature' file from Caldera?
If so it might be further proof that this was an official distribution.

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I have physical media
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 08:24 PM EDT

Not the version in question but a Linux Technology Preview "featuring the new Linux 2.4 kernel preview" from late 2000 (in fact, it is 2.4.0-test3). This is not a copy but an original Caldera Systems printed CD. I will be pleased to loan it to IBM if they request it.

SCOwned! Includes shocking photographic evidence that may not be suitable for some SCO executives. (Hi, Darl.) Judicial discretion advised.

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