-ware = W = warez d00dz

warez /weirz/ n.

Widely used in cracker subcultures to denote cracked version of commercial software, that is versions from which copy-protection has been stripped. Hackers recognize this term but don't use it themselves. See warez d00dz, courier, leech, elite.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.