[Dev] [GNU-linux-libre] MAME
lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 15:20:56 GMT 2016
* Emulators allow otherwise partially-free programs to run freely on a
* Where all the programs for the platform are non-free, emulators can be
viewed as a kind of development kit for the platform architecture,
allowing new free software to be created for that machine.
* Where all the programs for the platform are non-free, emulators still
allow for reverse engineering of non-free programs.
* Where all the programs are non-free, people may be able to run the
proprietary program in a freer manner than they could do otherwise,
which still may be a small step to complete freedom.
* People may use the emulator to run non-free programs.
The downside is slightly questionable, as the whole of the internet/web
may allow people to download and run non-free programs. As with the www,
I can have full confidence that the parabola team are wise enough to
figure out whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages in these
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