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Re: RFS: libopenspc -- library for playing SPC files



On Tuesday 19 July 2005 03:27 am, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> On 7/18/05, Ryan Schultz <schultz.ryan@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Monday 18 July 2005 11:12 pm, you wrote:
> > > >FWIW, I would not touch SNEeSe or any fragment derived from it with a
> > > >ten-foot pole unless they can tell you where sneese.dat came from and
> > > >what's in it.
> > >
> > > Well file(1) said it is an allegro datafile, so I apt-get'ed
> > > liballegro-dev and try extracting it using 'dat -x SNEESE.DAT *'.
> > > It contains two images. One is the startup screen the other is the
> > > image of a joypad used presumably in keyboard setup.
> > >
> > > Ryan, unless there are other legal issues I think it is safe to
> > > proceed.
> >
> > (resending to the lists, whoops)
> >
> > Yes, just a few hours ago I got a response from upstream saying the same
> > thing, using almost exactly the same process too :- )  Not sure how some
> > images got confused with a core from another emulator.
>
> I'm delighted to have been wrong.  :-)
>
> Which is not to say that there mightn't be other legal issues with
> SNEeSe; but that's true of any work of authorship, especially those
> created by reverse engineering, and Debian tends to leave the sanity
> checks up to the maintainer and ftpmasters.  The mere fact that is a
> game system emulator presents no legal obstacle, and other spot-checks
> within the code (the current version and v0.16f, apparently the last
> released by the original author) are reassuring.  You might try to
> establish a relationship with current SNEeSe upstream so you don't
> have to maintain your own fork of the sound library alone.
>
> Cheers,
> - Michael
> (IANAL, TINLA)

libopenspc is maintained by a member of SNEeSe upstream (Brad Martin) already, 
actually -- this isn't my code, I'm just packaging it :- )

-- 
Ryan Schultz
-> floating point exception: divide by cucumber

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