Q: What is the .DESCRIPTION file in each directory for?

It contains the title of the software being archived, as well as a URL to its homepage (if available). Additionally, with IRC services packages, we've tried to provide a list of irc daemons (ircds) the package is known to be compatiable with.

Q: Do you guys provide support for any of this software?

No. Information on how to obtain support is usually included with the software, or on its official homepage.

Q: I found some interesting software you guys should archive; who do I tell?

You can share software you think should be archived, as well as notify us if we missed any new versions of software in the archives, by reaching out to us on #darenet ( or by sending email to archives at lists dot darenet dot org. Please include a link to the project's home page, if possible.