[BBC-Micro] MOS6 - Any programmers want to see afree BBCMicrofirmware?

famrowland famrowland at freeuk.com
Sat Oct 9 11:18:06 BST 2010


And *we* have to provide evidence that the dissolved company owned the
copyright at the time of dissolution.

On the bright side, if Morgan Stanley Dean Witter lost their records, they'd
be hard put to bring any action in the courts if they decided to get
litigious.

Use away, I say, and let Debian users download a rompack from a non-kosher
repository.

Sorry - I just can't get religious enough about free and open software.
Personality disorder, probably.

Andrew

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BBCMicrofirmware?

On 05/10/2010 12:51, Rob wrote:

> it's possible that it's now Bona Vacantia, and thus available to buy...

Sounds a possible idea, but note the governmental clause:
--8<--------
5. We cannot transfer copyright with any title guarantee. This means that
when we sell copyright we do not give any guarantee or assurance that we
have the legal right to sell it.
--8<--------

Sounds like a lot of their behaviour (we might not have the legal right to
arrest/fine you, but we'll do it anyway). :-/


Best wishes,

Rick.

-- 
Rick Murray, eeePC901 & ADSL WiFI'd into it, all ETLAs!
BBC B: DNFS, 2 x 5.25" floppies, EPROM prog, Acorn TTX
E01S FileStore, A3000/A5000/RiscPC/various PCs/blahblah...



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