Re: Switching to Linux and C

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:33:09 +0200
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On 08/25/2017 09:31 AM, smf wrote:
> On 24/08/2017 21:13, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
>> BTW, AFAIK, this is a big difference between Debian and Ubuntu: While
>> debian will never ship the ROM files, as they contain proprietary code,
>> Ubuntu does not put this burden on itself. That is, it could provide the
>> right ROM files.
>> But, as Ubuntu does exactly nothing to this package (like with many,
>> many other packages), no one has ever done this, so Ubuntu is in the
>> same "bad state" regarding VICE as Debian is.
>> So much for the advantages of Ubuntu...
> To be honest I don't know why cloanto haven't kicked up a fuss about 
> winvice bundling copyright roms.
> As someone who works on a much larger emulation system that gets angry 
> letters from lawyers for even emulating systems, it seems that winvice 
> gets an easy ride in comparison.

Probably no one really cares about these ROMs anymore. There is no real 
money to be made with them.


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