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1995 Fools: Linux'95 final release
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Mar 8 04:33:13 1995 Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from vger.rutgers.edu (vger.rutgers.edu [126.96.36.199]) by mailhost.WI.LeidenUniv.NL (8.6.9/FHM-1.20-M) with ESMTP id EAA15506 Wed, 8 Mar 1995 04:33:08 +0100 (MET) Received: (from daemon@localhost) by vger.rutgers.edu (8.6.10/8.6.10) id VAA06388 for linux-kernel-outgoing; Tue, 7 Mar 1995 21:36:26 -0500 Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 18:13:07 +0200 From: Linus Torvalds <Linus.Torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi> Message-Id: <199503071613.SAA28497@keos.Helsinki.FI> X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (7.2.0 10/31/90) To: firstname.lastname@example.org (linux-kernel) Subject: Linux'95 final release Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Ok, the final release of Linux'95, also known among those in the know as "v1.2.0" is now out. After the extensive beta-release-period, Linux'95 is reality. Before you get Linux'95, I'd like to outline the Licensing stuff, and remind you that copyright infringement is a crime. Linux'95 has several types of licenses, including, but not limited, to: * End-User License Agreement - Applications This is an application-specific license, which is intended for a single application running on your Linux'95-authorized computer. The license agreement rules differ depending on the application. See appendix 'H'. * End-User License Agreement - Systems This agreement is intended for singe system product use, such as the Linux'95 kernel license. It's important to note that the Systems product licenses do not permit concurrent, or second copies. There is a special Multi-License upgrade program for those that want to start out with a single license but later expand their setup. * Multi-License Pak This agreement is intended for sites with multiple systems, which want to run multiple copies of the Linux'95 system concurrently and/or on several machines. This license is available as a 10, 50 or 100-unit license depending on the size of your installation. * Logo License This agreement is intended for hardware and software vendors wishing to show that their product is Linux'95-aware, and has special features taking advantage of the Linux'95 environment. * Linux'95 Stamp of Approval This stamp of approval is available for systems that have been certified at our extensive testing facility as being able to run the Linux'95 system. * The "I've got too much money" License Contact us for details on this exclusive licensing deal, we'll work something out. Please contact "ivemoney@linux.Helsinki.FI" directly. Large institutions that want to possibly combine several licenses can do so, with a standard licensing fee reduction. Please contact our licensing department for further details. End-User License Agreement - Systems (EULAS) This license allows full use of the Linux'95 base system on a single computer or workstation. Any number of people can use that single system, but only one at a time. This is the license of choice for stand-alone systems, or for secure installations with a very restrictive network connection. EULAS allows making and unlimited number of backup copies, and allows further distribution of the system under the terms of the GPL. Please see appendix 'G' for further details of the GPL. Multi-License Pak - MPAK MPAK offers you all of the Linux'95 single system License, while also allowing you to extend the use of Linux'95 to multiple systems and/or multiple users concurrently on a single system. Thus your Linux'95 system can become a full departemental mail server, or act as a internet gateway to the rest of the world. Like the single-user license, the MPAK license allows further distribution of Linux'95 copies according to the GPL. Logo License and Stamp of Approval The exclusive Linux'95 License and Stamp of Approval can be used to show that your hardware and/or software is not limited to the more primitive systems available today, but is able to run the full Linux'95 system. To apply for a Logo License, you must show that your product does indeed work under Linux'95, and uses any of the extensive Linux'95 environment services (see also: Stevens, Advanced Unix Programming). The Linux'95 Stamp of Approval requires that your product has gone through the rigorous compatibility testing at LT-labs. To ensure that your product continues to be compatible even with new versions of the Linux'95 system, you are also advised not to expect it back ("we got it, and we ain't giving it back"). The DEC AlphaPC 2000/300 is currently under extensive Stamp of Approval testing. Other hardware manufacturers, please contact out hardware department at "firstname.lastname@example.org". How to Apply for a License To actually apply for the licenses, please find the nearest Linux'95 distributor. The official Linux'95 kernel distribution is available at 'ftp://ftp.cs.helsinki.fi/pub/Software/Linux/Kernel/v1.2' and at 'ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/OS/Linux/PEOPLE/Linus/v1.2'. Other suppliers are expected to pick it up within days. After having aquired the Linux'95 distribution, you will have automatically applied for a single-user license (the distribution outlets will do all the necessary paperwork for you, no need to fill in registration forms). When you expand the license, the revolutionary "Linux'95 Auto-Licensing" software will automatically send in a expanded license request and deduct the licensing fee from your bank account. To apply for the Stamp of Approval, please contact our Approval department electronically at "approval@linux.Helsinki.FI" for further details. Why do I want to upgrade? The beta-testers of Linux'95 can upgrade to the final Linux'95 from their current setup for no extra licensing fees by applying the "v1.1.95-1.2.0.patch.gz" system-specific patch set. That patch set mainly corrects a few cosmetic problems with the beta-version of Linux'95, namely spelling. It also modifies the behaviour of a few system-specific undocumented features. Users of the older Linux'94 system release (aka 1.0.9) will find the extensive new features of Linux'95 a new exciting world of wonder. Our beta-testing community has extensively tested the new features, while at the same time ensuring full backwards compatibility with most major software packages. Updated versions for packages that have broken are available at all major Linux sites. We thank you for using Linux'95, Linus -------------------------------------------------------------------------- >From email@example.com Wed Mar 8 23:27:25 1995 Return-Path: firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from microsoft.com (andante.aib.com [188.8.131.52]) by linux.Helsinki.FI (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id XAA05549 for <ivemoney@linux.Helsinki.FI>; Wed, 8 Mar 1995 23:24:40 +0200 Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 23:24:40 +0200 From: email@example.com Message-Id: <199503082124.XAA05549@linux.Helsinki.FI> To: ivemoney@linux.Helsinki.FI Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com Status: OR Linus- Let me start by congratulating you on the 1.2 release. Anyways, the reason that I am writing you is that I will be at the Decus meeting in Washington DC, and I would like to arrange a meeting if you would be interested. -Bill ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Gates Microsoft Incorporated "Better living through better software"