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Re: Bug#168589: ITP: xfuse - a ZX Spectrum and TC2048 emulator

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:54:43PM +0000, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>:
> > Hm, it seems that we're actually a surprisingly large part of the way to
> > being DFSG-free here. There are two stumbling blocks:
> > 
> >   * There's no explicit permission to distribute as part of things that
> >     aren't emulators. This is more serious than it looks:
> >   * The charging thing. Upon further examination of DFSG 1, I observe
> You forgot to mention:
>     * The lack of source.

That can probably be worked around:


> > Assuming my understanding is correct, what would be the best strategy
> > for approaching Amstrad to make the minimal change in order to have
> > Spectrum ROMs in main?
> I don't see any evidence that Amstrad want the ROMs to be free. The
> best approach is probably to ask them whether they might make the
> source code available. If they say "definitely not" then you don't
> need to waste any time discussing the other points.

As I said elsewhere, they can't make it available, because they no
longer have it (um, I can't seem to find where I read that, so I might
have to play the "proof by personal communication" card and say that
Philip Kendall told me that in the pub ...). Third parties may be able
to reconstruct it.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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