Subject: Caldera will publish DR DOS source code
From: John Gilmore <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:30:01 -0700

They got all the DOS technologies from Novell, which got them from
Digital Research.  Their model for DOS isn't GPL, but they're getting
closer.  Full source, free for personal use, small fee for commercial
redistribution.  They have noticed how quickly Linux is evolving, and
are hoping to bring that innovation to DR DOS.  The overall strategy
appears to build up a free software base that can keep up a faster
momentum than Microsoft and eventually unseat them from OS domination.
Not a bad idea.  Ray Noorda is behind it all.  See for