> if the libretro/retroarch folks had been willing to relicense to MIT, then everything
> would be fine from SEGA's point of view. I mean of course it would. At that point,
> libretro would just be giving them everything once that they could use forever
> without giving anything back. SEGA didn't even want to give them some kind of
> "powered by retroarch" splash screen or visible credit when you run the games.
This is the same reason the "New Retro Arcade Neon" frontend is controversial: it's commercial closed source that runs retroarch cores. Except that they do give libretro visible credit, just not the original authors of the retroarch cores (e.g. MAMEdev, Mednafen, byuu, Eke-Eke, etc, etc).