> I disagree with pretty much every part of that statement. > > fortune: Nope. We're not talking about a team of lawyers pouring over the source > here. We're talking about an hour or two conversation about the how the current > license evolved, where you'd like to take it, and what needs to happen to get there > in a way that would be defensible should the situation arise. Hell, supposedly Haze > did it all his lonesome which, for all his bluster, was the most logical thing done > in this whole debacle and it was viewed as a threat. > > incorrect advice: That's the thing about losing ... it doesn't mean the lawyer made > any misstep. It often means the client was an idiot ... and ... you know ... avoided > seeking legal advice when it would have actually been able to help. > > a situation that will never happen: "you have to accept that it's likely you'll get > sued someday". Might not happen to the MAME team directly but by your own admission > it's inevitable to the sort of people this change is supposedly catering to.
Just curious, you do realize what most of the devs do for a living right? The companies they work for?
You may learn a thing or two about copyright law when most of the code you write gets copyrighted.