[BBC-Micro] MOS6 - Any programmers want to see a free BBC Microfirmware?

Rick Murray rick at rs432.net
Sat Oct 2 17:34:17 BST 2010

On 02/10/2010 18:17, Farlie A wrote:

> - * Allow non commerical distribution , ( Commerical distribution would
> still require permission )

Indeed. For free emulators and such it isn't as if they stand to lose 

> -  * Allow non-commerical modification/ bug-fixing. - ( Changes to
> codebase would feed back to Pace)

Um... it is coming on 30 years old - would they really be interested in 
maintaining the codebase, or would it be better to have a third party 
group maintain these sorts of things?

> This doesn't solve the Debian issue but would presumably be better than
> the current 'grey-ware' status..

Not to mention (hopefully?) exposing some of the sources, which is quite 
a lot better than working from a disassembly and leaving numerous bits 
of code and page zero locations annotated as "no idea what this does" or 
"I *think* this does...".

Best wishes,


Rick Murray, eeePC901 & ADSL WiFI'd into it, all ETLAs!
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