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IBM PC DOS, free downloads (Announce)

posted by Japheth(R) Homepage, Germany (South), 01.08.2007, 06:43

> The licensing is complicated, but as AFAIK DR-DOS/OpenDOS 7.01, 7.02 and
> 7.03 (pre-Devicelogics) are still free, cerainly for private use.

excerpt from OpenDOS 7.0.1 license.txt:

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Caldera grants you a non-exclusive license to use the Software in
source or binary form free of charge if

(a) you are a student, faculty member or staff member {...}

(b) your use of the Software is for the purpose of evaluating
whether to purchase an ongoing license to the Software. The evaluation
period for use by or on behalf of a commercial entity is limited
to 90 days; evaluation use by others is not subject to this 90 day
limit but is still limited to a reasonable period.
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That's not something I would call "free", not even for "private use" ... unless you are a student.

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