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FreeDOS: FreeDOS Alleges DR-DOS GNU GPL Violation

Oct 25, 2005, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Hall)

[ Thanks to Anonymous for this link. ]

"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:

  1. "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..."

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