FreeDOS: FreeDOS Alleges DR-DOS GNU GPL Violation
Oct 25, 2005, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"DR-DOS Inc. (formerly DeviceLogics) released DR-DOS 8.1 in the
beginning of this month. But instead of an upgrade of the previous
DR-DOS 8.0 released last year based on the old Caldera DR-DOS 7.03
code, as one would expect, it's something completely different:
- "The kernel is a badly patched copy of the Enhanced DR-DOS
kernel old version 7.01.06 without any credit to its author Udo
Kuhnt who added LBA and FAT32 support and many other features to
the old OpenDOS 7.01 source code and turned it into what it's now.
A NEWFUNCT.TXT file taken from Udo's later version (7.01.07) is
included, which doesn't correspond to the included kernel. This
kernel (unlike the later 7.01.07) can't even boot off a FAT32
partition, contrary to their claim that FAT32 is supported..."