Legal Question

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 15:06:36 2000

On Jun 22, 12:46, Owen Robertson wrote:
> All this talk about RT-11, RSX-11M,RSTS/E licensing details is making me
> wonder. If I acquired a PDP-11 of some kind, and it came with RSX-11M
> RT-11 and or/ RSTS/E, would I have to have a license?

Legally, strictly, yes. However, I've been told off the record by two
senior DEC staff in the UK that if I acquire a machine with the OS and
don't use it for commercial purposs, they would turn a blind eye.

> but is it essential in running the OS? Does the OS have
> any way of checking for one?


Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Thu Jun 22 2000 - 15:06:36 BST

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