Abandonware site charges for downloads

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
Date: Mon Dec 20 15:34:34 2004

> What do you folks make of this site?
> http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/
> They want money if you want to download anything. I can understand them
> wanting to cover their costs, but this seems pretty sleazy to me.

I think this also hurts the attempts by people to make unsupported software
freely distributable, as it demonstrates there may be money to be made (thus
a better motive to lock such things up on the part of the original owner).

It also paints other unrelated (and presumably somewhat more honourable, even
in the context of warez) warez sites with a similar sleazebrush by sheer
perceived association.

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