[TUHS] Source code abundance?
henry.r.bent at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 05:25:06 AEST 2017
My understanding is that System V source of any sort is not legal to
distribute. I believe that source exists and has been archived for at
least some variants of SVR1, SVR2, SVR3, and SVR4.
On 1 March 2017 at 14:18, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
> 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.
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