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Bug#980308: ITP: open-roms -- ROM files for retro computers

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Reiner Herrmann <reiner@reiner-h.de>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, gcs@debian.org

* Package name    : open-roms
  Version         : git snapshot
  Upstream Author : Roman Standzikowski, Paul Gardner-Stephen
* URL             : https://github.com/MEGA65/open-roms
* License         : LGPL-3+
  Programming Lang: 6502 assembly
  Description     : ROM files for retro computers

 Using emulators for old retro computers (like the Commodore 64) requires
 code and data (kernal, basic, characters sets) that was stored in their
 ROM chips.
 This project contains reverse-engineered fully open-source ROMs that can
 be used with emulators.
 Currently the only supported platform is the C64, but as the code is very
 modular, support for additional platforms might be added in the future.

I tested the ROMs with a couple of games/applications, and many were
already working fine (though some are not starting or crashing).
With these ROM files in main, this would also allow vice (maintainer CC'ed)
to move from contrib to main, as it can then be used meaningfully with only
free software.

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