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    Date: Mon, 7 Mar 88 19:19 EST
    From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

    Sneak leak: I'm also happy to report that Symbolics is about to announce
    a change in the source code policy.  All of the formerly-"restricted"
    and "optional" sources of the bundled Genera system are going to be
    combined into one single product, called something like "Supplemental
    Genera Sources".  The product will consist of one tape with all of these
    sources.  Anyone can buy it, without any special legal restrictions
    (just the usual Symbolics licensing agreement that everybody has already
    dealt with).  These are the sources that correspond to Genera 7.2, and
    the tape will presumably accompany 7.2 along with all the other software
    products. There will be a formal product announcement, and at that time
    all the sales reps will get all the details.  (General disclaimer: I may
    have stated something slightly wrong, or something; please do not jump
    on me.)  I'm really glad we're finally getting rid of restricted sources,
    and I hope this will help you in the future.

This certainly sounds exciting!  I'm a little worried, though.  Maybe you're
the wrong one to ask, but I thought it used to be that to get specific
optional sources, all one had to do is pay a "one time only" fee, and then one
would get the specific optional sources for each release forever more.  Now
will those sites that paid a "one time only" fee have to pay the full fee for
the "Supplemental Genera Sources" or will they get a break on the price
equivalent to the fees they have paid before?