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Re: copyright problem : c64 rom bios

On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, 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 ?

You can release it without the BIOS, perhaps requiring a BIOS image to be
in /tmp before you install, like the netscape installer does.

Anyone who has a real c64 has a licence to use the BIOS; if they don't use
the emulator at the same time as the real c64 then it is legal for them to
take a rom image from it.

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