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IIRC, 4DOS started the "descript.ion" file, which is now used in other programs such as Newsbin Pro. Can anyone confirm? -- RevRagnarok 22:35, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Descript.ion files are described as a 4DOS feature, in other programs that use it, eg Windows 'v' viewer. --Wendy.krieger (talk) 10:33, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Move to WikiSource[edit]

The unofficial user's manual that we had going here doesn't belong in wikipedia. Somebody should transwiki it. This was the diff where it was removed. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 02:18, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

This might be a copyright violation of the official 4DOS documentation, it would have to be checked before being moved. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 03:37, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Possibly, but I doubt it. It evolved fairly slowly and organically, not like most copyvios where in one fell swoop an editor pasted it all in... — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:59, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
No, but I did borrow fairly extensively from the article on COMMAND.COM.... Charles dye 14:05, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
OK. I just put a similar request into that talk page. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 14:16, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Open Source (not only for FreeDOS!)[edit]

Need to add some info from here, etc about it being released Open Source. Writing in the main article "write this" is not the appropriate way... — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 04:52, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

This still needs more clarification. For instance:

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 13:41:34 -0500
Author: "Rex Conn" <>
Subject: RE: 4DOS open source
Body: > I have a couple of questions. First, regarding the licensing info:
> : (2) The Software, or any portion of it, may not be compiled
> for use on any
> : operating system OTHER than FreeDOS without written
> permission from Rex Conn
> : <>
> Okay, obviously you don't want anybody using this material to
> create something which would compete with 4NT and TCmd. But
> what about MS-DOS, PC-DOS, DR DOS etcetera?

I don't have any problems with people using it on those OS's (although I'd
be surprised if there was a lot of MS-DOS or PC-DOS action left). That
license was written by the FreeDOS people -- it was probably worded that way
because it's impossible to list every possible variation of the DOS OS's.

Armslurp 23:12, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

change link for Revived 4DOS[edit]

I changed link for Revived 4DOS to hungarian mirror as official site is offline and german wikipedia also links hungarian mirror. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali chaudhry (talkcontribs) 21:03, 28 March 2010 (UTC)