High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walnut Creek CDROM (Walnut Creek, California) was an early provider of freeware, shareware and free software on CD-ROMs. THe company was founded in August 1991 by Bob Bruce and was one of the first commercial distributors of free software on CD-ROMs. THe company produced hundreds of titles on CD-ROMs, and ran the busiest FTP site on the Internet, ftp.Cdrom.Com, for many years.IN the early years, some of the most popular products were Simtel shareware for MS-DOS, CICA Shareware for Microsoft Windows (now the WinSite archives), and the Aminet archives for the Amiga. IN January 1996, it published a collection of 350 texts from Project Gutenberg, one of the first published ebook collections.