> Well if he wrote the files and placed them under a BSD licence, to which other > developers contributed (under the same licence) then they are available under BSD, > which is commercially and proprietary compatible already.
I understand the argument. I just don't know if in that situation you are legally forced to license it under BSD or whether you could argue that you were unaware that the file was under a different license. I'm not sure there is enough of my code in any of those files that I'm worried about arguing over.
> So the debate is hardly about that, Aaron likely have had this in mind for quite some > time and has licenced his code appropriately, the question here is about the code > other developers have contributed under the Mame licence.
He did have it in mind since the last discussion about changing the license (which did change the license to the current one). There however was a big push to try to force everyone to BSD license their code or have it replaced.