Don Maslin/Archiving system software

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Mon Mar 19 07:11:06 CDT 2007

Teo Zenios wrote:
>> Hex Star wrote:
>>> The Russian comment is that if someone here does speak russian it would
> be
>>> possible to get Russian hosting in Russia which would prevent us from
>>> having
>>> to deal with US copyright issues and thus be able to upload whatever we
>>> want
>> That implies a systemic desire to avoid valid copyright.  That doesn't
>> seem like a good idea.  If you don't respect others' copyright, you
>> shouldn't expect anyone to respect yours.
>> I write open-source software.  The last thing I would want is for people
>> to be ignoring my licenses wholesale.
>> Peace...  Sridhar
> The issue is what do you do if you want Adobe Photoshop 1.0 when the
> copyright holder does not sell or support that version and the latest will
> not run on a Mac with 512k RAM.
> You can wait 10 years and maybe it will show up on ebay, or you can pirate
> it.
> What is Adobe doesn't even have the original Photoshop 1.0 code anymore, is
> it ok to let it fade away because of bitrot?

No, but that's not what Hex Star was talking about.  He was talking 
about creating a website in Russia to get around software publishers who 
still want to enforce their copyright.

Peace...  Sridhar

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