SUMMARY: Anyone know how to do a USAF or other US Government buy of xv?

From: Marc S. Gibian (
Date: Tue Sep 09 1997 - 13:10:25 CDT

Original question:

>> My customer, a project of the US Air Force, needs to buy licenses for the
>> Solaris version of xv. Since this is the US Government, they can't just do
>> the normal shareware buy. They need an approved vendor from which to make the
>> purchase.
>> Anyone out there know the vendors through which this can be done and the
>> price?

I got a great number of responses that fit into three basic catagories:

1. You can buy it from the author just as anyone else would.

2. A number of possible vendors that are on the GSI schedule.

3. Questions as to why this is even an issue.

Special thanks to those of you from the services or other goverment
organizations who answered as these were very helpful.

One person recommended an alternative package, ImageMagick, as a free solution,
though I believe my customer is already pretty locked into xv at this time.

I am in the process of investigating some of these options, so the purchase has
not been done, but I now have a number of promising leads thanks to everyone's
responses. If you happen to care which works out, or why this is a non-trivial
problem, let me know and I'll send you the more verbose version when the buy has
been completed.

My thanks to:
"David Langford" <>
Matthew Stier <>
Gonzo Bushman <>
Lewis Wolfgang <>
"Mark 'Hex' Hershberger" <>
Jim Harmon <>
"Sam Nelson" <>
"Burelbach, Jonathan" <> (Johnie Stafford) (Gary Carr)
Francis Liu <>


Marc S. Gibian
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