Warning: Switching to GONER mode.
Once upon a time, TCP/IP was not the preferred networking protocol for any operating system. Then Peter Tattam released a shareware version of TCP/IP stack that actually worked on MS Windows ™. I spent many hours making Windows TCP/IP work properly and switched to using Trumpet Winsock to get connected to the Internet for the first time in 1992. In my opinion, his shareware is a key factor in getting the Internet started by delivering a working IP protocol stack.
And yet, very few people ever paid for the software.
If, like me, you never paid for the Winsock shareware twenty years ago because you couldn’t afford it, here is your chance to make good, improve your karma, and be community minded. Go to http://thanksfortrumpetwinsock.com/ and make a PayPal donation, or make payment to the email address: †email@example.com
You can check out Peter Tattam’s company here : http://www.trumpet.com.au/ and verify that the appeal is indeed true.