> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>> www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/unofficial/
>> contains metados and several other older distros.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 2:09 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote:
> No, it actually doesn't.
> About 1.5 years ago, Jim Hall removed (well, "hid") all the other
> versions there because they were flawed, old, incomplete,
> unmaintained, etc. Which was probably wise, all things considered, but
> it's still a minor inconvenience.

Correct, these were hidden on or around 2014-04-23.

And to expand on this: I have generally supported developers who want
to create "alternative" distributions based on FreeDOS. A strength of
free software and open source software is you can do many things with

But these alternative distributions take up a lot of space, which
concerned me. They also got very out of date. I wanted to delete them.
But 3(b) in the GNU GPL says source code should be available up to
three years after they download the binary, upon request.

My solution was to "hide" these unofficial distributions (Unix chmod)
so you can see the directory entry, but not the files. If someone
wants to re-download one of these old alternative distributions, they
can email me and I'll make the directory visible for a short time.
I've had one request to do this in the last two years.

(This may not be required anyway, since the source code was available
when they downloaded the binary, under 3(a) of the GNU GPL. Users may
not have opted to download the source code, if it was a separate file.
So I understand I could just delete them now, but I'll keep them there
until space becomes a problem or until three years, whichever comes


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