Walnut Creek CP/M CDROM Discontinued

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Feb 27 17:23:51 1998

On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> > Walnut is a CD publisher. Unless they assembled the disc themselves,
> > then someone else assembled the data and may own the (collection
> > copyright) rights to reproduction of new CDs. Of course, they may
> > be looking for a new publisher, or may try to publish it themselves.
> And you also have to consider that at least 95% of the Walnut
> Creek CD-ROM was simply assembled from materials lying around
> the net and on various CP/M BBS's. I'm not sure how they
> got permission for the remaining 5% (things such as the Ampro
> Little Board BIOS sources, etc.)
> Tim.
The CD-ROM carries Walnut Creek's copyright. However, in view of
the fact that the vast majority of the files are public domain
selections from various contributors, I would have to conclude that
the copyright covered only the arrangement of the collection rather
than the content. This is much the same approach that SIMTEL took
with their stuff.

Tim, I am unable to find the Ampro Little Board BIOS source. There
are some utilities, patches, and such in source form and a text
reference to a file 38BIOS.LBR (in the JSAGE area), but I cannot
locate the file itself. Can you cite directory pointers, please.

                                                 - don
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