> > 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.
On the PC side things are improving already and I don't believe there is any code that would simply drop in to the way we do things. Switching license is unlikely to see any real progress, or someone would have done it and then said "hey look what we get if we switch to GPL".