> > Who is to say legal advice has not already been acquired over the years. MAME has > been through the wringer a few times since the old license was put in place. If a > course of action has already been determined, you don't necessarily need to pay a > lawyer to sort out the details. >
Well, if they have gotten legal advice, I would encourage MAME developers to say so. I would understand if they couldn't divulge all the specifics, but it would be something just to confirm that they had done it. I agree that they could probably get by without consulting a lawyer, but I do think everyone could have more confidence in whatever relicensing plan they ultimately implement if they did.