Re: Solaris source {linux-kernel}

Dan Hollis (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 13:38:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Joel Philip Jaeggli wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > > It's available for education license (has been for many years), just like
> > > Solaris now is.
> > Really? Has anyone actually purchased it? If so, who specifically?
> Yeah the program is called the Microsoft Developer network and it's a
> quarterly subscription service with varying levels of support. At the
> level we were subscribed (about $1100 a year if I remember correctly,
> could have been more) you get source, checked builds, normal builds, all
> patches, developement tools, and evironments, sql server, exachange and
> back office, and you get those in all of the supported languages. In all
> it's totals about 60 cd's these days.

BZZT. Game over. Thank you for playing. Insert coin to continue.

MSDN does not, and has never included the source code to NT itself. I
should know. When I was developing OCXs for NT (gack!) at my last job, I
had access to MSDN subscriptions.

Yes, you got the various builds of NT (all the foreign language ones) and
a lot of useless crap, but absolutely no source code to the OS.