MAME Arcade Game Simulator shall be fully open source available

Mar

8

2016

The popular MAME emulator for arcade games became fully open source. The new license of the program according to its developers with the requirements of the Open Source Initiative and the approval of the Free Software Foundation.

The last ten months have today people behind MAME multi arcade machine emulator, contacted former developers and external collaborators. asked them what was the preferred license. The answers have the result that now more than 90 percent of the files from MAME under a BSD license falls. This license can be used when the name is mentioned and the author and the license when the software is incorporated into its own product.

MAME is an emulator that allows a large number of classic arcade games to play are. By loading a romset in the program, the games are played on a PC. MAME has been merged since May 2015 with MESS, an emulator for old computers and game consoles. As such, also games such as the Commodore 64 and Atari 2600 to play with the program

The project as a whole is distributed under the terms of GNU GPL 2.0 +. Under this license, a user can do with the software he wants, as long as that right is passed on to others and lists the names of the authors of the software. Often the source code for the program is added to the files. is necessary permission to use the name and logo of MAME.

To people who feel that they have contributed to the source code of MAME and with whom no contact is made, the current developers ask you to do this on their own initiative.

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