On 6/2/2011 1:42 AM, Willi Wasser wrote:
>> Some developers may not be too happy
>> about the license choice, especially
>> those who would like to grab your code
>> and try to make money from it by making
>> it part of an unfree software.
> Let's be serious! Is there still a market for any kind of DOS out there? Does 
> it have any commercial value out there? Can you still make such an amount of 
> money with it, that it's worth to struggle about licensing issues?
> For me it's a hobby. A little bit like those poeple who still operate steam 
> railways nowadays. And it may be an attempt to show "the world" how else 
> computers could be and that there is a difference between "technical 
> progress" and the "latest fashion". Many of my programs are such that i 
> should have written them fifteen years ago but i didn't back then due to 
> various reasons. I am really not afraid that someone else could get rich with 
> my software, my experience is rather that nobody really cares. So what?

I've had some commercial inquiries into mTCP in the last two years.  DOS 
is out there and there are people still supporting it.  Obviously not in 
large corporations, but it is out there.

Networking is particularly interesting now with broadband connections 
being more widespread.  Why use modems and dialup when you can transfer 
data much faster and more reliably with FTP?  I'm seeing a small 
movement toward people FTPing data from store locations to a central 
location instead of using modems.

Like you, for me it is a hobby ...  hobbyists are my first priority.


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