[NTLK] Passwords out of use programs

Dennis Swaney romad at nvwisp.com
Thu Feb 14 13:07:19 EST 2019

IF "the companies do not exist, email addresses do not work, there is no
way to contact software developers in any way" then, just as physical
property, it is considered as abandoned property and is free for the
finders do with as they wish. Ethically, they should not try to make a
profit of course but fixing abandoned property so it is usable by the
finder or others would be fine.

Dennis B. Swaney

"Cogito Ergo Mac"

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:38 AM "Piotrowski Paweł (Newton)" <
newton at indigi.co.uk> wrote:

> > On 13 Feb 2019, at 22:18, Rufus Kohn <rufuskohn at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > There are many Newton software packages that are password protected but
> not for sale any more. Companies went out of business or abandoned the
> software.
> >
> > Has anybody got an idea how to use such software in a morally or even
> legalkycorrect way
> Hi Rufus,
> This is very good question.
> From a moral point of view, it would be best to pay for the software, but
> very often it is not possible because the companies do not exist, email
> addresses do not work, there is no way to contact software developers in
> any way. In this case, the only way is hacking. But then it interferes with
> moral issues. In addition, it is not always possible. I see no other way
> than trying to contact with developers or hack the program.
> Any other options?
> Best regards,
> Pawel Piotrowski
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