Reply to post: @ fluffybunnyuk (was:Re: I finally have the parts to complete my Amdahl 470 V5 restoration.)

I finally have the parts to complete my Amdahl 470 V5 restoration.

jake Silver badge

@ fluffybunnyuk (was:Re: I finally have the parts to complete my Amdahl 470 V5 restoration.)

I have two separate card decks, and Mylar tape, for the final version of Amdahl FORTRAN IV. They all match from a ones & zeros perspective. I have archived them to more modern media.

IBM's lawyers tell me that they are still the owners, and will sue the shit out of me if I release it into the wild.

Seems that .gov & .mil contractors still use it.

I'm allowed to own access to the source, to archive it, and to run it off-line, but not to distribute it.

The mind absolutely boggles ...

Fujitsu has basically told me "whatever, dude, go with your bliss" :-)

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