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Re: copyright problem : c64 rom bios

Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> i would like to package vice (comodore c64 emulator).
> the problem is : without the rom bios it's useless, and there is no
> licence for the ROM bios. tzhe authors tried to get a licence, but they
> got no responce.
> am i right : i may not upload the package ? (in this case i will package
> it anyway, but "only" put it on my home page - so it's my problem).

I maintain the atari800 package, that has the same problem. My approach was
to put it in the main distribution, and just put a note in the README.debian
that it's useless without the roms (and tell where you can download them
from if you already have a licence for them (ie, if you own an atari 800))

Looking at this for a second time, I'm not sure if my atari800 package
belongs in main or in contrib. It does depend opon a non-free item, after
all. Anyway, your package should at least go into contrib, if you don't
include the non-free roms in it.

see shy jo

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