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Re: Some thoughts about firmware inclusion.



On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 16:43 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
> > I suppose, if I had to think about it, that the policy on game data sort
> > of contradicts this nice clean delineation, since game data files often
> > include a scripting language for in-game logic.  That's not necessarily
> > a problem, merely an exception.  Personally I'm fine with it, but it
> > seems difficult to construct a (non-emotional) justification for it that
> > doesn't expand to cover win32 binaries or ROMs without source.
> 
> Well written, and I fully agree, except that besides an exception for game 
> data, I would also like to see an exception for system ROM's for old computers 
> like the amstrad, where amstrad has been so kind to allow free redistribution 
> of the roms. I'm not advocating to make the same exception for software that 
> ran on these old computers, merely for the code that was in ROM's _inside_ the 
> sytem and thus is needed for the emulator to function _at all_, to me this 
> clearly is firmware.

Yeah, that's pretty clearly firmware to me too.

- ajax


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