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Old 10-13-2006
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Question Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

Well, I have just searched on this site for a SB Live/Live Value DOS driver and even found one. But ... the steps are veeeeery troublesome and take lots of time.

MS-DOS ... is virtually dead. It is not sold anywhere anymore, and w³ dot bootdisk dot com too contains lots of boot disks from older OSes - and it is still alive, apparently no legal threats (yet)!

So could I use my DOS knowledge from the past to help less experienced users by creating a custom MS-DOS 6.X boot disk they only need to write on a floppy disk, and upload it here on DriverGuide so the guys can enjoy their disk-based, classic original games again?
It would be great; but I have not the slightest idea about the legal situation in 2006 for MS-DOS ...

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Old 10-14-2006
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idea Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

I doubt you would get into any trouble... but to be safe, I'd ask the owner of the application you choose to use. eg: Microsoft or other copyright owner.

This is probably the response you'd get from Microsoft:

Do not post our copyrighted material on any public or private website for downloading.
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Old 11-04-2008
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Default Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

You wouldn't get into deep trouble for creating a boot disk, but if you distribute the MS-DOS setup disks with the sound driver with it, that would be breaking copyright.
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Old 11-14-2008
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Question Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

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You wouldn't get into deep trouble for creating a boot disk, but if you distribute the MS-DOS setup disks with the sound driver with it, that would be breaking copyright.


I think you will not get in trouble when you do that coz all drivers are freeware....unless you distribute it with cost.....hehehehe
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Old 04-19-2009
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Default Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

I dont think there is any trouble with MS Dos, It works fine

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Old 05-26-2009
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Default Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

I try to figure out who can use this os anymore today :P
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Default Re: Would I get into legal conflicts making a MS-DOS 6.2 bootdisk w/sound support?

Just look for FreeDOS and you'll get an idea ^^
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