> A lot of this is in the PC area; Bochs, DOSBox, VirtualBox, and QEMU are all GPL and > all have components we could use to get the later PC-based arcade games up and > running in MAME. But of course it applies to many other systems too.
Ok, so with this information I am jumping onto ship 'R.B and Aaron' as this re-licence reasoning makes perfect sense to me, as it sounds there are indeed many parts of these projects being 'stranded' or atleast subpar due to licence incompabilities forcing re-implementation of existing emulation which likely no-one is very eager to do.
I just thought Mame/Mess was past that point given how insanely much hardware it emulates.
And of course I must growel in the dirt for my previous outbursts containing poor character assassinations and overall suspicion regarding motives. My apologies.