announcing the availability of 4.3BSD Usenix manuals

Steve Dyer dyer at spdcc.UUCP
Sun Oct 5 09:35:48 AEST 1986

I don't think anyone was expecting that an electronic outcry would by itself
change the USENIX Association's 4.3BSD manual distribution policy.  On the
other hand, when one can freely purchase 4.X BSD manuals, presumably illegally,
in college bookstores and the similar V7 and System V documents in mass-market
outlets, it's definitely worth asking what purpose is being served by the
current policy.

Maybe there can be a report on the negotiations with AT&T and Berkeley in an
upcoming ;login: issue?
Steve Dyer
dyer at harvard.HARVARD.EDU

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