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

jcedmondson at edmolaw.com jcedmondson at edmolaw.com
Tue Feb 4 00:07:37 UTC 2014


Tim and Matt,

Thanks for the links.  I am in the process of downloading and reviewing.  You
guys have been a great help.

- Curt
503-701-9719

> On February 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM Tim Daneliuk <tundra at tundraware.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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:
>
>
>
> ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/fax/source/
>
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