I think it's just a hoarded game where the "owner" (lol) sent the dump to a mamedev, I guess to check if the dump is good, doesn't matter the reason, and requested that it not be added to mame. A couple of years later the mamedev tried to add it and see if the "owner" had left the scene or no longer cared.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with Phil's break.
The guy is never going to get anything else and he's never going to be worth 1% of what Shoutime can do as far as protos so there's no reason to keep the guy "on our side" which he already isn't.
Well I guess the one reason would be if it was added maybe other people who want to do this sort of shitbag situation wouldn't feel their wishes could be trusted. It's a bunch of stupid shit and I'm tired of talking about it now.