Archives of OS/360-ish public domain software?

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Wed Jun 28 20:43:35 2000

> Are there any on-line archives of OS/360 software in the
> public domain? I'm thinking not only of operating system
> software distributions (which are rumored to be in the public
> domain), but also of user-group collections of software for
> these beasts. I'm also interested in software for previous
> generations of old iron, like IBM 1401's, etc.

I might think could be out of luck. It seems that most IBM software
(except for S/34, 36, and 38 stuff) goes away very quickly. I have a
feeling IBM itself has something to do with this.

If RCS/RI ever come across any, we will let you know. Likewise, if the
few 3348 disk cartridges I have (REAL WInchesters!) still have good data,
you can have that S/3 stuff (CCP01 and stuff), if it is in the public domain.

Also, lets face it - IBM just doesn't have the prestige that DEC stuff
does in the hacker world. I bet many IBM tapes and such were thrown away
by the hackers themselves.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jun 28 2000 - 20:43:35 BST

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