> On May 18, 2016, at 10:12 AM, Tom Ehlert <t...@drivesnapshot.de> wrote: > >>> Without DOSLFN, no support at all for long filenames? > >> Correct. Although, I hear the was another very buggy one that was >> around before DOSLFN. I don’t know the name. > > THIS.IS.RIDICULOUS. > > one of the worst manifestations of Stallmanitis ever. > > bye > > Tom.
Tom, I understand you may have strong feelings regarding this subject. However, name calling, labels, slander, racism and other inflammatory and degrading remarks are unacceptable behavior. I have zero tolerance for such games. Now, my opinion regarding open source. Could not care less. I have written and released Public Domain, Open Source, Freeware, Trialware and Extremely Copy-protected software and have every intention of doing so in the future. The only type I have not done is Shareware and even that is not do to some moral objection. I just don’t think that model works as intended. For the packages that are to be included with the next OS release, I have been given several directives. Among those are that the software package should be open source and its sources need to be included. Public domain software is less restrictive than open source. So as long as its source is present, it is fine that that type of software is included. Other software that places additional restrictions on use, do not fit the given requirements. Exceptions may be made. But, that decision is not up to me. I have a moral obligation to evaluate all of the packages and insure they meet the requirements I was given. Is DOSLFN going to be dropped? I don’t know. It is not up to me and my opinion is not even relevant. I have not been informed of any decision to do so. The problem is its licensing is unclear. There is no licensing information contained in its source files or with its binaries. It may be Public Domain. I have no idea. Freely available source is not Open Source and is not Public Domain. All works are Copyright at the moment of their creation. Regardless if it is declared or not. However, it is nearly impossible to enforce a Copyright violation without said notice. But, would you like to see FreeDOS sued into non-existence do to a minor copyright violation? Now in regards to my original quoted message. If DOSLFN is found to be unsuitable, I will not be hunting down an alternative to it. Someone in either the freedos-user or devel group mentioned that there was another program that did lfn and it was very buggy. I have no idea what it is called. I have no idea if it is buggy. If you would like to find a suitable alternative, it can be considered for inclusion. Jerome ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mobile security can be enabling, not merely restricting. Employees who bring their own devices (BYOD) to work are irked by the imposition of MDM restrictions. Mobile Device Manager Plus allows you to control only the apps on BYO-devices by containerizing them, leaving personal data untouched! https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/304595813;131938128;j _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user