10,000 CD-ROMs donated to (dumped on?) Internet Archive

Unless you’ve developed Macromedia Director titles, you may not know that their runtime license requires content developers to give Macromedia two copies of every Director-based title. (Similarly, Apple’s license requires two copies of every title that uses QuickTime.)

Internet Archive is an amazing site that’s the home of the Wayback Machine — an archive of the web that lets you surf over 10 billion pages in the fourth dimension (you must try if you haven’t before) — and other great projects.

Recently, Macromedia boosted the Internet Archive’s Software Archive department with over 10,000 Director-based CD-ROM titles. They’re now trying to figure out how to best preserve them for the long-term. [via Slashdot]