Re: Where have all the kernals gone?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2004-06-01 21:40:01

On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:03:11PM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> thank you, in the meantime, I found the kernal at another place. Anyway,
> I still wonder why they have been removed?

I don't want to have trouble with Tulip or Ironstone partners.  Although
nothing has happened to since the deal was
announced last July, I believe that the Commodore 64 firmware might have
some commercial potential.

If someone can offer a home for the material I have removed from FUNET,
I'm happy to provide the files.  It's a pity that copyrights practically
do not expire any more.  (Who believes that the expiration time won't
be extended from 70 years when some movies are about to enter the
public domain?)  The original duration of 14 years since the creation of
the work would be more appropriate for software.  For instance, given
that FlightGear <URL:> is available as
free software, who would pay for a copy of Flight Simulator II on the
Commodore 64?  But Flight Simulator II won't enter the public domain until
all its authors have been dead for 70 years (given that the duration is
not extended again).


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