Opus was a community effort with Wagner working as the architect and core developer. Many Opus SysOps contributed to the source code over the years.
Opus-CBCS software licensing was never sold for profit. Instead, users were asked to donate money to an HIV/AIDS charity in their hometown.
Although the software was serious, the developers were rarely solemn. The first two help sites were located in Dallas, Texas, USA and in Amsterdam, Holland. The site in Dallas was called "Opus Info HERE." The site in Europe was dubbed "Opus Info THERE."
When an Opus-CBCS system was transmitting files and mail to another system, the modem TRANSMIT light stayed on (meaning there was no dead time on the line). After the Russian revolution overthrowing the communist government, Wagner was told that his communications software was used because it was the only software that could get data through the problems of the phone system in the Soviet Union.
Opus was one of the BBS system featured in The BBS Documentary.
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