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 for nethack
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  nethack
   /net'hak/, n.
  
      [Unix] A dungeon game similar to rogue but more elaborate, distributed in
      C source over Usenet and very popular at Unix sites and on PC-class
      machines (nethack is probably the most widely distributed of the freeware
      dungeon games). The earliest versions, written by Jay Fenlason and later
      considerably enhanced by Andries Brouwer, were simply called ?hack?. The
      name changed when maintenance was taken over by a group of hackers
      originally organized by Mike Stephenson. There is now an official site at
      http://www.nethack.org/. See also moria, rogue, Angband.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  NetHack
  
      /net'hak/ (Unix) A dungeon game similar to rogue but
     more elaborate, distributed in C source over Usenet and
     very popular at Unix sites and on PC-class machines
     (nethack is probably the most widely distributed of the
     freeware dungeon games).  The earliest versions, written by
     Jay Fenlason and later considerably enhanced by Andries
     Brouwer, were simply called "hack".  The name changed when
     maintenance was taken over by a group of hackers originally
     organised by Mike Stephenson.
  
     Version: NetHack 3.2 (Apr 1996?).
  
     http://win.tue.nl/games/roguelike/nethack/)">(http://win.tue.nl/games/roguelike/nethack/).
  
     FAQ
     ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/rec.games.roguelike.nethack/)">(ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/rec.games.roguelike.nethack/).
  
     ftp://linc.cis.upenn.edu/pub/NH3.1/)">FTP U Penn (ftp://linc.cis.upenn.edu/pub/NH3.1/) No large
     downloads between 9:00 and 18:00 local or the directory will
     be removed.
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.roguelike.nethack.
  
     E-mail: .
  
     (1996-06-13)
  

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