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Re: Vote for April 1st?

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 01:08:15PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 01:41:15PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > > I maintain _The Best_ atari emu you can get: atari800, contrib, because 
> > > > it needs some ROM images, that nobody _can_ make free as there is no 
> > > > one left who owns their copyrights who could and would care for.
> > > 
> > > Presumably somebody that wanted to could write their own ROM for it.
> > 
> > I was actually able to find quite a few DFSG compatible ROM's for
> > atari800 on the web. I don't know if the atari800 emu requires the Atari
> > OS ROM(non-free) to run them though.
> What I'm saying is that it *could* be a fairly generic emulator along
> the lines of Bochs -- presumably one could run a non-Atari OS on it, but
> of course, if nobody has then there's little point in moving it from
> contrib.

Well, if there are atari800 ROM's available that are DFSG and don't
require a non-free OS ROM, then that's good enough for me. Doesn't
matter if the emu is generic or not. That's the case for the
intellivision emu, but I don't think anyone has tried to move it to main
yet. I know for a fact that there are GPL ROM's out there with assembly
for the intellivision emu's and don't require an intellivision ROM.

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