Larry Niven's Altair

william degnan billdegnan at
Thu Aug 20 21:54:15 CDT 2015

On Aug 20, 2015 10:08 PM, "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at> wrote:
> On 08/20/2015 06:44 PM, william degnan wrote:
>> Gates does not care about personal use of MITS software, be
>> realistic. B
> So--ask.  I don't presume to read the minds of others.

Chuck..allow me to posit an alternative view

Be it right or wrong to use an unlicensed copy...Even back in 1976 MSOFT to
my knowledge did not pursue legal action against end users for violation of
its BASIC license, so why in 2015 presume MSOFT would start now?  To be
honorable it would not hurt to send a letter to the Living History Museum
c/o Paul Allen to ask for a hobbyist license but we both know that is a
huge longshot. Maybe Ian King would have his ear.  But to what end?

Again, I respect your opinion not looking to argue beyond this friendly
reply.  As I said before I do have a license but it is not for sale..where
would I get a new  copy?

Bill Degnan
twitter: billdeg

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