Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Aug 10 23:26:01 2004

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, John Foust wrote:

> Astounding! Will that computer never die? And I say that
> as someone who Believed, '85-92.

The Amiga is still going strong in some circles. More power to them.

> I'm tempted to say that we should leave copy protection
> hacks out of the spec for now, but if it was extensible,
> that would be great.

Yes, copy protection will defintely be able to be described naturally in
the specification I have in mind. The spec should be able to define
several layers of bit storage: logical (files, directories, etc.), byte
(e.g. tracks, sectors), and raw (bit streams). In this way, copy
protection schemes can be preserved by storing the image in the raw

This will of course have to be thought out, and it may not even be
included in the first revision of the spec, but as I declared originally,
the spec will be extensible.

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