x'0C' (12). University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

posted Dec 17, 2010, 5:04 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Nov 25, 2012, 3:50 PM ]
We don't know or remember a lot about the installation at the University of Sarajevo.

The MTS Wikipedia article says: "A copy of MTS was also sent to the University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, though whether or not it was ever installed is not known."

Mike Alexander has some information in his archives:

There's this from the July 7, 1983 (my 41st birthday) Committee A minutes:

  Ogden reported some Yugoslavian visitors will be coming to
  the Computing Center next week.  He also noted a number of other
  events for the next month such as the distribution of MTS, the
  Workshop, and personnel work.

I found another unrelated message dated July 15, 1983 saying that the Yugoslavia people were in town.

I found a message I sent to Suzan [Alexander] in June 84 saying that you (Jeff) and I had talked and that you said that Zagreb wanted someone to come visit them before or after the workshop in Durham and that I could do it if I wanted to.  I didn't, Suzan and I went to Scandinavia instead, but I don't know if anyone else did.

Also the D5.1 notes indicates it was mailed to

   UZ     University Computing Centre - SRCE  6250 bpi
             ATTN:  Miroslav Gacesa
             Engelsova bb
             41000 Zagreb

In February 1988 Darwin Fedorick at UQV asked about them and got this response from me:

The short answer is that there really isn't any MTS site in Zagreb.
We lost contact with them several years ago before they had signed
all the agreements and gotten a copy of MTS.  If Darwin is still
interested, I can dig up a name and address for the people we last
communicated  with.  It should be in Suzan's files somewhere.

and from Suzan:

The last address that I can find for Zagreb in the files that Liz
passed on to me is as follows:

   University Computing Centre - SRCE
   Attention: Miroslav Gacesa
   Engelsova bb
   410000 Zagreb

Apparently, D5.1 was shipped to Zagreb but Liz doesn't think it
was ever installed. Something to do with ASMH and their lack of
a license. They never paid any MTS license fees and nothing has
been shipped to them since, and they are not considered to be an
MTS site.

These are somewhat contradictory about whether they got a copy of MTS, but seem to agree that they didn't ever pay for it.