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On Tuesday 26 June 2001 12:15, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 June 2001 17:15, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Jocelyn Mayer wrote:
> >
> > you get DR-DOS = Digital Research DOS, then you get Novell DOS, then
> > you get Caldera OpenDOS, currently opendos is owned by lineo
>
> Yes, and the source actually was open for a short time when Caldera had it,
> then it snapped back shut like a clam. I wanted to use DrDos for an
> industrial project because of less paranoid licensing than MS-Dos, but
> after being rebuffed in no uncertain terms when I offered to fix a bug I
> ran away shuddering and jumped on the Linux cluetrain.
>
> > > I think I remember that DR-DOS was the name that Caldera
> > > gave to the Digital Research OS, previously known as GEMDOS,

After Ransom Love fell for Microsoft's "Stop using the GPL so we can fork
your stuff and make a proprietary version" campaign... That pretty much
buried the needle on my "cluelessness" meter. As far as I'm concerned, the
only thing Caldera could still do that would suprise me would be to come to
their senses.

Rob

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