Should I add a "Micro" PDP11/73 to the Herd?

From: Megan <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 23:18:38 2000

>> Since when is/was RT-11 freeware? One of the hardest things about

>Don't know since when, but it is. I found it on many FTP-Sites, and I
>asked around in Compaq (this time DEC), and they said, they made it
>freely accessible.

Saying it is doesn't make it so... it may be available on various sites,
but that also doesn't make it legal. If it is the version which came
originally from the site, then it should be packaged
with the license from Mentec. If it does not come with the Mentec
license, then it is essentially boot-legged software.

>Hmmm... Then you should try the PUPS archive I think it is called. You
>get a license for it for free.

bzzzt, wrong... and thanks for playing. THe PUPS archive may be
able to provide a license for *UNIX* of various flavors, but it
does NOT provide one for RT, RSX or RSTS. The only source for
a valid license for these software products is the *owner*, which
is Mentec!

                                        Megan Gentry
                                        Former RT-11 Developer

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