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IBM PC DOS, free downloads (Announce)

posted by Japheth(R) Homepage, Germany (South), 24.07.2007, 15:23

> > There are no recent/revised license docs. But what else could it mean
> when
> > IBM itself posts files?
> It means nothing or are unlocked cars at your street free (in the meaning
> of law) to take? ;-)

A rather self-restrictive view IMO. If a copyright holder deliberately makes some files available to the public and doesn't include a text describing license conditions, it is safe to assume that the files are free for personal use (something which you cannot assume if you find an unlocked car :)). It's the same as for pictures, texts and other "intellectual property".

MS-DOS forever!


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