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   posted by cgutjahr on 10-Feb-2016 15:31:45 (1590 reads)
A lot of older freely distributable software is still missing from Aminet. Some of it is preserved nicely on Public Domain disks or CD compilations easily available on the web - but a lot of it is rotting away on private hard disks, old, unmaintained ftp servers or forgotten websites. The Aminet team has been collecting dormant software and quietly adding it to the collection for nearly a decade now. Hunting down software is a rather time consuming process though, and many things can no longer be tracked down easily.

Our current focus is freely distributable magazines - diskmags, ASCII newsletters, free PDF documents - you name it, we want it. We have compiled a list of all the titles we have (note that not all of these are available for download yet), as you can see we're still missing a lot of these releases.

If any of you collectors out there can provide us with missing information or even supply some of the missing releases, we'd be very glad to hear from you.

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Re: Aminet needs help: searching for freely distributable Am
Posted on 11-Feb-2016 20:44:44
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From: Unknown has collection of some Czech magazines and cover disks (with permission of publisher). Maybe it would be possible to make such arrangement also for Aminet.

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Re: Aminet needs help: searching for freely distributable Am
Posted on 12-Feb-2016 16:29:59
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From: Yharnam

Saku archive looked complete (50 mags) but the latest was released in 2013, not 1999.

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Re: Aminet needs help: searching for freely distributable Am
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I wonder if the Commodore and/or Amiga is the best preserved or most preserved.

John 3:16

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Re: Aminet needs help: searching for freely distributable Am
Posted on 13-Feb-2016 19:15:49
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I assume you guys are familiar with DLH's Commodore archive? Most of what he has are pdf scans of commercial 1980s-1990s magazines (which are probably technically copyright violations), but he does have a few club newsletters which should be fine to host. Heck, it may be worth it to contact Future Publishing and all other publishers to see if they would endorse putting the commercial mags up on aminet and take them out of the legal gray area they live in right now.

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