posted on May, 8 2005 @ 10:34 AM
This story has weird flaws... DoD (DrinkOrDie) was busted in 2001 and most of its members received a very large amount of jail time. Among those
belonging to the pirate group were an MIT system administrator, a software engineer for Symantec, and a programmer for CheckPoint Systems.
DoD, the group that released Windows 95, hasn't been active on the scene in a very long time. DrinkOrDie.com had nothing to do with releasing warez.
The warez were mostly released by the group on (first) BBSes and (then) Usenet posts.
They didn't spread their own warez, they used "courier groups" (like RiSC, RTS, etc.) to upload them to boards around the nation before the
Internet was popular. After that, the couriers spread warez among temporary ftp sites. Again, DrinkOrDie.com did not have any warez on it or
anything like that.
The only news here is that a few of its members could afford good lawyers and were able to drag out their cases for several years. Otherwise, this
entire group was arrested and sentenced in 2001-2002. Check out the WikiPedia entry on DrinkOrDie
for historical details of their bust.
I've got to vote no on this old news.