On Thu, 2 Jun 2011, Michael B. Brutman wrote: > 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.
I've taken several gigs servicing video kiosks in physicians' offices. These things consist of an LCD video display hung on the wall with a PC screwed to the back. They use a POTS modem to call in and update themselves rather than use the office's network. They share the fax line. -- David Griffith dgri...@cs.csubak.edu A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Simplify data backup and recovery for your virtual environment with vRanger. Installation's a snap, and flexible recovery options mean your data is safe, secure and there when you need it. Discover what all the cheering's about. Get your free trial download today. http://p.sf.net/sfu/quest-dev2dev2 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user