[Oberon] Oberon System 3 aka ETH Oberon

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Wed Mar 4 17:59:09 CET 2020

Pablo & All,

From:	Pablo Cayuela <pablo.cayuela at gmail.com>
Date:	Wed, 4 Mar 2020 02:45:43 -0300
> I have been trying to check all sources of Oberon System many hardware
> versions and I found that all official or original repositories have gone.
> The last reference to ETHZ repository at
> ftp://ftp.inf.ethz.ch/pub
> has many folders for Oberon, but all of them contain only a readme.txt
> ...

Most of the documentation remains available at archive.org. I've 
revised a few of the links in the wikibook accordingly.  In my view 
this is a temporary arrangement.  archive.org should not be a 
permanent source of documentation.  

To my understanding the wikibook is a satisfactory location. Copyright 
is addressed at https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Oberon#Licenses and I 
haven't received a complaint.  In fact, more information in the wikibook 
will enhance the stature of the ETH rather than diminish it.

Andre Fischer wrote many of the original pages about S3 and wrote 
BootManager.   I've tried a message to fischer at inf......ch and 
received an automated reply; the address is not longer active.  
Apparently Andre is retired.  I want to incorporte his 
BootManager page as a first step, with attribution of course.

> The only reference alive is that for Native version on Sourceforge.
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/nativeoberon/?source=directory

Sourceforge seems OK for Oberon0.Dsk and similar installer images.

Let's keep the older Oberons viable.  Concerns and opinions welcome. 

Regards,                         ... Lyall E.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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