Flexfax / Hylafax 1993-1994 - authored by Sam Leffler, etc

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Mon Feb 3 23:11:43 UTC 2014

On 02/03/2014 05:09 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 03/02/2014 22:06, jcedmondson at edmolaw.com wrote:
>> I am working on a patent litigation case where it appears the flexfax/hylafax
>> source from the 93-95 time frame may serve a prior art.   Would you
>> happen to have a copy of that source available and/or know someone who does?
>> I represent a small defendant based out of the Denver area and any assistance
>> you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
> Sam Leffler is certainly a name well known to members of this project.
> I don't think hylafax was ever part of the base system -- FreeBSD itself
> -- instead it would have been in the FreeBSD ports collection.
> A quick check into the history here:
> http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/comms/hylafax/Makefile?view=log
> http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/comms/hylafax/Makefile?view=log&log_pagestart=100
> shows we've had Hylafax in the ports collection since 1995, and the
> comments there indicate we used to have Flexfax in the collection
> previously to that.
> The ports collection does not contain source code to Hylafax itself;
> rather it is a set of instructions for downloading and compiling that
> source code on a FreeBSD system.  Unfortunately it is rather unlikely
> that any hylafax sourcecode would still be floating around since that
> date -- unless someone just happened to keep some old tarballs for
> 20-odd years?
> You might try asking on the freebsd-hackers at freebsd.org mailing list:
> you're more likely to find some of the people who were around in 1995 or
> earlier through that list than anywhere else I can think of.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

I did find this and forwarded it on to the OP:



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