Definition of abandonware in English:

abandonware

Line breaks: aban¦don|ware
Pronunciation: /əˈbandənwɛː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Computer software that is no longer distributed or supported by the developer or copyright holder: those who illegally distribute abandonware on the Web see themselves as archivists who are helping save old computer programs for posterity
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  • The creators of software have control over their creations by means of copyright and trademarks; users of warez and abandonware sidestep that control for their own ends.
  • Many popular abandonware sites have subsequently been abandoned.
  • There are many warez sites which want to hide behind the cover of abandonware.

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