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Re: MAME changing its license?
05/18/15 10:03 PM


> If it is I'm not sure how I feel
> about the change. Mind you the think the arcade piracy scene in terms of commercial
> use is kind of dead, but it's the principal of the thing more than anything else.

The dirty secret of MAME licensing has always been that MAMEdev can't afford to sue anybody, so in reality the effective license was always BSD-3-Clause.

Other factors, in no particular order:

- MAME's license has prevented us from doing any commercial emulations, so we get to sit around and watch the likes of DotEmu stick end users (ourselves included) with crap.
- MAME's license has been problematic for museums and libraries that charge admission but aren't actually for-profit.
- In 2005, it was reasonable for MAMEdev to want additional protection from Sega/Konami/Capcom/Taito. In 2015, Smit is going to be holding a DU fundraiser to buy the shambling corpses of those companies as they become available.







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* MAME changing its license? Comboman 05/16/15 06:36 PM
. * Just checked the most important meter that I have... casm  05/22/15 05:30 AM
. * news admin, please lock this thread... replies are going too far (nt) CiroConsentino  05/20/15 02:06 AM
. * Re: news admin, please lock this thread... replies are going too far (nt) SmitdoggAdministrator  05/20/15 02:52 AM
. * What about nag screen rules? Comboman  05/19/15 05:48 PM
. * This nag screen rules Sune  05/20/15 11:19 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules kastellorizo  08/15/15 08:57 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules gregf  05/20/15 11:38 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules kastellorizo  08/15/15 01:45 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Mamesick  05/21/15 07:58 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules cricri_pingouin  05/21/15 05:23 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/21/15 08:36 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Mamesick  05/21/15 09:07 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Qun Mang  05/22/15 05:22 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Flyer Fever  05/22/15 05:43 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules B2K24  05/22/15 07:07 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Vas Crabb  05/22/15 06:59 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Heihachi_73  06/01/15 02:34 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Traso  06/02/15 09:12 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules SmitdoggAdministrator  05/22/15 02:56 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/22/15 11:03 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules mangamuscle  05/24/15 06:58 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/24/15 09:36 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules mangamuscle  05/24/15 10:45 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules gamerfan  05/25/15 01:17 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/24/15 11:01 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules R. Belmont  05/25/15 07:52 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/25/15 06:58 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules SmitdoggAdministrator  05/25/15 07:31 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules mangamuscle  05/24/15 11:13 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Tomu Breidah  05/25/15 01:01 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules mangamuscle  05/25/15 02:45 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Tomu Breidah  05/25/15 03:22 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules mangamuscle  05/25/15 03:41 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Tomu Breidah  05/26/15 10:43 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Kitsune Sniper  05/26/15 05:57 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Big Karnak  05/25/15 07:28 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Gor  06/01/15 06:52 PM
. * Posting in an epic thread. *nt* MooglyGuy  06/01/15 07:27 PM
. * ... Well, that's true. *nt* Kitsune Sniper  05/25/15 12:47 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules MooglyGuy  05/22/15 03:29 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Mamesick  05/22/15 03:17 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Big Karnak  05/22/15 03:21 PM
. * Re: thanks -nt- Mamesick  05/22/15 03:27 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Big Karnak  05/22/15 07:14 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules joey35car  05/22/15 03:49 PM
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. * Re: This nag screen rules CTOJAH  05/23/15 10:36 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Janez  05/23/15 03:01 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules CTOJAH  05/23/15 03:23 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules cricri_pingouin  05/21/15 10:12 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Mamesick  05/22/15 07:49 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules B2K24  05/22/15 01:51 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules redk9258  05/22/15 02:20 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Big Karnak  05/22/15 04:56 AM
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. * Re: This nag screen rules Tomu Breidah  05/21/15 09:57 AM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Mamesick  05/21/15 04:35 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules B2K24  05/21/15 07:51 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules Sune  05/21/15 09:01 PM
. * At least we've stayed on topic though (nt) pizza war SmitdoggAdministrator  05/21/15 02:44 PM
. * did someone say pizza war? grog  05/21/15 04:36 PM
. * Re: This nag screen rules MooglyGuy  05/21/15 09:05 AM
. * I love this stupid forum *nt* Kitsune Sniper  05/21/15 01:04 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? Olivier Galibert  05/19/15 09:45 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? Comboman  05/20/15 12:13 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? CTOJAH  05/19/15 10:07 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? StilettoAdministrator  05/19/15 10:02 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? TafoidAdministrator  05/19/15 06:30 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? R. Belmont  05/19/15 06:24 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? Big Karnak  05/20/15 06:40 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? B2K24  05/20/15 04:06 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? Comboman  05/20/15 04:02 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? R. Belmont  05/21/15 05:00 PM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? SmitdoggAdministrator  05/22/15 05:03 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? Kitsune Sniper  05/22/15 05:46 AM
. * Re: What about nag screen rules? etabeta  05/20/15 06:45 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? R. Belmont  05/17/15 11:40 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? HowardC  05/18/15 08:03 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? R. Belmont  05/18/15 10:03 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? HowardC  05/19/15 06:48 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Comboman  05/19/15 05:45 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? R. Belmont  05/19/15 02:27 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? HowardC  05/20/15 03:31 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? etabeta  05/20/15 06:47 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Vas Crabb  05/20/15 08:20 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Kitsune Sniper  05/20/15 01:28 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? SmitdoggAdministrator  05/20/15 03:51 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? SmitdoggAdministrator  05/19/15 02:39 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? etabeta  05/19/15 09:35 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Big Karnak  05/19/15 02:28 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Vas Crabb  05/19/15 08:03 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? MooglyGuy  05/19/15 07:47 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Kitsune Sniper  05/19/15 05:56 AM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? R. Belmont  05/19/15 04:49 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? SmitdoggAdministrator  05/19/15 02:21 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Firehawke  05/18/15 08:44 PM
. * For anyone wondering about Nicola Salmoria's stance on this... The tECHIDNA  05/16/15 08:33 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? The tECHIDNA  05/16/15 07:26 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Master O  05/17/15 05:19 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? MooglyGuy  05/17/15 06:22 PM
. * Re: MAME changing its license? Master O  05/17/15 08:50 PM

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