[TUHS] Source code abundance?

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Mar 2 05:18:25 AEST 2017


The site is rife with warez, I understand that, I was wondering about 
the "legality" of distributing that source code, and if legal, if it had 
been archived somewhere else already.



On 3/1/2017 1:27 PM, Steve Nickolas wrote:
> 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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