document updated 14 years ago, on Nov 18, 2008
There's a new type of software distro, in the mold of Hiren's Boot CD.

That is, the entire distribution is illegal, however, due to the reliability of BitTorrent, these nonetheless are software that people put a lot of work into, to create a useful and user-friendly package. They also become well-known over time, building a "brand name", and this encourages the author to work harder on the project.