Neither Larry McVoy nor the views in this document are necessarily representing the views of
Sun Microsystems or Sun's affiliates. Sun's tolerance in this matter is gratefully acknowledged.
This document describes a proposal to provide a source form, royalty free Unix as an evolution of the COSE effort, as a means of unifying the Unix desktop market, and as an application deployment platform, with a focus on running all applications, including those from other operating systems, such as DOS and Windows 3.1. This effort is intended to provide substance to the many Unix unification and standard agreements that exist today. Significant effort has been made to address the concerns of the major Unix vendors, the Unix customer base, the DOS customer base, the Windows 3.1 customer base, the educational and research community, and the development community.
The following references, which were not part of the November '93 version of this paper, show support for this point of view.