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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Emulators

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Emulators
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:04:55 +1030

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:45:03 +0100
Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Some people consider game ROMs to be artwork, but they must contain
> some logic too. They're unmodifiable and sourceless in any case, so I
> think we shouldn't provide software who's only purpose is to run
> those ROMs. Thoughts?

FTR, discussed here:
Perhaps worth reopening?

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] A small question
> Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:38:03 +0100
> From: Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> References:
> <address@hidden>
> Alejandro Bravo wrote:
> > Say, can I install the Visual Boy Advance emulator on GNewSense? I
> > don`t know if that program is GNU, and I`d not like to install
> > propietary software on it.
> It's currently available in our software repository, but I think it
> shouldn't be: its only purpose is to run non-free software (ROMs) and
> part of the packages itself also seems non-free (2xSaImmx.asm
> license) [1].
> [1]

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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