[BBC-Micro] MOS6 - Any programmers want to see a free BBC Microfirmware?
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Sat Oct 2 17:17:42 BST 2010
Joel Rowbottom wrote:
> --On 2 October 2010 17:48:35 +0200 Rick Murray <rick at rs432.net> wrote:
>> Thing is - who owns the Acorn rights? Acorn tech went to Pace, sort of,
> Pace still have the 8-bit OS stuff, according to their IP specialist.
So, how many signatures do we need to convince them to do a RISC OS Open
style licensing of the 8 bit firmware code?
My thoughts were as follows :
- * Attribute Pace as copyright holder.
- * Allow non commerical distribution , ( Commerical distribution would
still require permission )
- * Allow non-commerical modification/ bug-fixing. - ( Changes to
codebase would feed back to Pace)
- * Allow recovery of source code/ specfications from binary where no
sources/specifcation currently exist (such recovery feeding back to
- * BBC 'B' Welcome package NOT included ( Pace not copyright holder )
- * Acornsoft titles excluded (Pace not copyright holder ) - Acornsoft
games titles went to Superior ..Although I'm not sure the View range did.
This doesn't solve the Debian issue but would presumably be better than
the current 'grey-ware' status..
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