SCO Source Unix® timelines
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Last modified: Mon Jan 16 06:53:14 2006
At Mon Jan 16 06:36:47 PST 2006 or so...
My archive of www.darlmcbride.com
The big deal is this:
Whatever the case, TSCOG clearly made a "mistake" in their understanding of what Eric Levenez' Unix timeline meant, and why it was laid out the way it was.
And they went on to imply a direct (but false) lineage between Xenix, Minix, and Linux.
Here is a copy of that web page, which I preserved on June 19, 2004.
There is/was still an archived copy at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.sco.com/scosource/ as of July 27, 2004, see here, for example, and take the link "UNIX System Development Timeline" -- although web.archive.org's copies have some unimportant gaps in them.
And, at least at July 27, 2004, [and continuing at July 26, 2005] there is still a copy (shhh!!) online at http://www.caldera.com/darlmcbride/unixtree/unixhistory01.html, which, as you can see, is within the Caldera domain namespace. It's interesting to note that this version has a different legend, one refering to "SCO Linux Heritage" rather than just plain "Linux". Perhaps this version was created before TSCOG decided to pretend that it had never been associated with Linux in any way :-/
Finally, a variant (in vertical format :-/ ) by Charles Puffer is found at Groklaw.net. This was apparently an abortive start to redo the Levenez Unix timeline, a project that was probably replaced by the Grokline Project.
Here is the entire SCO Source Powerpoint presentation if you want to download it;
Here is a *.png of slide number 4.
Here are my local copies of the SCO Forum 2003 photos:
So, again, we don't really know to what use TSCOG planned to put all this, ultimately.
We do know that they have presented, in at least three different ways, a Unix timeline that was flawed (being generous) or deliberately falsified (being more realistic :-/ ).
What does that tell you?
SCO Source timelines