8" floppy project

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Tue Aug 10 19:07:03 2004

>>>>> "Tony" == Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk> writes:

>> > 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, even
>> for values

 Tony> Cheating a bit, but how about FIGforth? I believe it is truely
 Tony> public domain, and as it runs on the bare metal, it could be
 Tony> claimed to include the OS. I assume there was/is a version of
 Tony> the 8088.

I think there are some old OSs that are public domain, presumably
unintentionally, because no copyright assertion was made at the time.
(That was when you had to do so to retain copyright -- something that
as I understand it is no longer true.)

CDC's first 6000 operating system COS (Chippewa OS) is apparently an
example of this.

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