[TUHS] Source code abundance?

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Thu Mar 2 04:27:17 AEST 2017


On Wed, 1 Mar 2017, Henry Bent wrote:

> They decide, arbitrarily and with no real legal basis, that "if 
> something is older than x arbitrary date, it must be OK to distribute," 
> or "if something is for an operating system that no one really uses, it 
> must be OK to distribute."  Why they do not get shut down is a mystery 
> to me.  I believe the concept started with old games for DOS and has 
> spread to include operating systems and other software.

I openly used a profane word referring to bovine excrement as my opinion 
of this concept of "abandonware".

It's just warez, plain and simple.

-uso.


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