8" floppy project

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Tue Aug 10 11:00:09 2004

>>> Name another computer with as many choices of OS and as many
>>> versions, including third party and public domain OSs.
>> Public domain? While admittedly I haven't specifically looked, I
>> don't think I've ever seen a public domain OS for anything,
> What about FreeDOS? Or they just call it that for kicks?

I imagine they call it that because it's free, for some value of free.
While I was unable to find an explicit license in a brief poke around
the freedos pages, I pulled over their boot floppy image, and it's
certainly got enough copyright notices embedded in it. (This is rather
disturbing, since if it's copyrighted but with no license grant, it is
probably illegal to do anything with it in most jurisdictions.)

Note that "public domain" is a specific legal term with a specific
meaning, and does not equal "free" for any of the common meanings of
"free" as applied to software.

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