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

Phill Harvey-Smith afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 4 00:49:41 BST 2010


Steve Fewell wrote:
> Maybe, instead of investigating the IP status and signing over the
> 8-bit stuff to public domain, they would be willing to write a letter
> stating that they will never seek to prosecute any non-commercial
> usage of any 8-bit stuff that they own.
> 
> Would that cover emulator user against legal action? Would each
> person need their own signed letter from pace?

Isn't this what the situation is with the Amstrad and Sinclair 8 bit 
(and early PC iirc), that Amstrad have basically said that distribution 
of the roms is fine for emulators etc, but that you can't build new 
hardware based upon it.

Cheers.

Phill.

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