Haze has temporarily taken down his original "The End" post. I missed it and wasn't able to read it. Does anyone have a copy of it or know how/where I can read it?
Quote: As far as commercial use goes, can anyone think of a situation where someone would be making commercial use of MAME under a new permissive license who isn't already saying "Screw you" to the devs and violating the license anyway? Someone building a bootleg arcade board or selling a DVD full of ROMs isn't going to care what the license says.
There's some truth there.
Quote: This is only to make it easy to use Mame commercially, as to why this is suddenly so important to Aaron and R.B is something we'll have to wait and see, sure as hell aren't buying the 'museum' nonsense.
The implied motives you are possibly suggesting here is understandably worrisome to some. But nobody should jump to any conclusions. I'm quite confident that those spearheading this change to the MAME license will come forward and delineate their position, articulating the advantages as well as the disadvantages that would result from this. With that being said, if they decide to keep quiet and not explain, than eyebrows would begin to rise.