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Years:

1993 1994 1995 - 1996 - 1997 1998 1999

Decades:

1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

  • January 2 - The International Major BBS Association (IMBBSA) and Association of Online Professionals (AOP) announce a merger of the two groups, wrapping the IMBBSA into the AOP.
  • January 12 - Scott Morris, sysop of the Assassin's Guide BBS, a pirate BBS raided the previous April 19, agrees to a settlement with Microsoft and Novell for their Civil Suit.
  • January 29 - The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upholds the conviction of Robert and Carleen Thomas of the Amateur Action BBS on obscenity laws.
  • February 14 - On Valentines Day, 1996, Error 23 BBS, and the apartment of Brendon Nash (Bandon), is raided by local law enforcement. The raid is part of an investigation about a break-in into a US-West van by 4 teenagers (the Pioneer Press article below gets it wrong).
  • February 28 - AdeptXBBS, an OS/2 BBS Program by Julie Strietelmeier, releases version 1.07.
  • March 31 - EzyCom BBS v1.20 (MS-DOS) is released.
  • April - Hayes Microcomputer emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It will declare bankruptcy again in October of 1998.
  • April - David Perrussel founds the "BBS Corner" website.
  • April 20 - The Developers of AdeptXBBS, an OS/2 BBS Program, determine that the BBS can no longer function as a commercial product and announce they will release a 16 node freeware version. They also announce they will close their support BBS and online support.
  • May 1 - RemoteAccess BBS v2.50 is Released. This is the last version of RemoteAccess released by Andrew Milner.
  • July - MindVox, a NYC-based Internet service provider and BBS run by ex-members of the Legion of Doom, shuts off its modems and sells its internet division to Interport Communications.
  • August - The Uncensored! BBS connects to the Internet for the first time. The dial-up number will persist until 2001.
  • August 6 - Tim Stryker, founder of Galacticomm and maker of the MajorBBS and Worldgroup BBS Software, commits suicide in the Blue Mountains of Colorado.

Source[]

  • Scott, Jason. The TEXTFILES.COM BBS Timeline. [1]
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