dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net
Thu Feb 9 10:52:56 CST 2017
> On Feb 9, 2017, at 10:45 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 February 2017 at 18:37, Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net> wrote:
>> I wish I had the opposite problem. This whole hypothetical emulation from hypothetical zilch business is a hypothetical pain in the hypothetical ass.
> AIUI they are rather complex machines, yes.
>> Well, unless I’m missing something, that might make MY use of it legal but it wouldn’t help anyone else.
> True. But these are the terms that most retro emulators are distributed on:
> "Here's the code. To use it, you'll need ROM images and images of
> software. These are not provided and won't be, so don't ask. Get your
> own and it is your problem to ensure that you are legal.”
Yeah, that’s how Meroko was distributed. Someone else had already posted binaries of TI’s stuff though, and I had worked from those.
> I have a VM with actual IBM PC-DOS in it, downloaded for free from
> IBM's website, and MS Word 5.5 for DOS, downloaded from MS' website.
> I asked for permission to redistribute the VM and as I expected, IBM's
> response was "we have PC DOS for free download? What? Where?!”
Did you tell them? Did they take it down?
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