Changes to the 'license' will allow code to be used 'commercially'!
For years MAME has been always non-commercial, it was free for you to use any way you wish, as long as you made sure not to charge a 'penny' for it, and as such it had many great developers behind it!
Well this is some sad news we have here today, for decades MAME has been always free and non-commercial but times are changing, and it is causing a rift among the talented developers working on code freely for MAME, have now pull their code from GIT as they don't like the new dual-license being pushed onto them with no thought on how much code they have submitted freely for everyone to enjoy!
Here is one of first commits showing the 'dual-license' is now in play:
And Haze one of top developers has posted 'The END?' on his blog today:Code:diff --git a/src/emu/sound/s14001a.c b/src/emu/sound/s14001a.c index 2010f7e..305e175 100644 --- a/src/emu/sound/s14001a.c +++ b/src/emu/sound/s14001a.c @@ -6,7 +6,27 @@ Clock Frequency control updated by Zsolt Vasvari Other fixes by AtariAce - Copyright Jonathan Gevaryahu. + Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Jonathan Gevaryahu aka Lord Nightmare + This source file is dual-licensed under the following licenses: + 1. The MAME license as of September 2013 + 2. The GNU LGPLv2.1:
So what do you think, will more GPL developers QUIT, and will this be the death of MAME as we have known it over the years?
NEWS SOURCE #1: THE END (via) Haze's Blog
NEWS SOURCE #2: MAME Commit's (via) GIT