Possible GPL violation through DotEmu

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Moshroum
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Possible GPL violation through DotEmu

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Hi,

I noticed some days ago that dotemu.com claims to sell 100% legal classic games running on modern windows systems. Because they said before, that they developed the perfect emulation platform i tried 3 of their free products ("Beneath a Steel Sky", "Drascula" and "Abuse") and noticed that the first two uses ScummVM and the third one DosBOX.

I am missing the information where I can download/request their modified source code and Abuse seems to miss the LICENSE/COPYRIGHT file at all

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garrythefish
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Re: Possible GPL violation through DotEmu

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Moshroum wrote:Hi,

I noticed some days ago that dotemu.com claims to sell 100% legal classic games running on modern windows systems. Because they said before, that they developed the perfect emulation platform i tried 3 of their free products ("Beneath a Steel Sky", "Drascula" and "Abuse") and noticed that the first two uses ScummVM and the third one DosBOX.

I am missing the information where I can download/request their modified source code and Abuse seems to miss the LICENSE/COPYRIGHT file at all
Not including the GPL license is pretty serious business. A thing that can be solved with legal proccedings. Hope an agreement is reached, for their sakes :)

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Post by Red_Breast »

I just looked inside the 'Maya_v0.5.exe', that I downloaded free the other day, with Ubuntu 10.04's default Archive Manager.
It has 2 zips (french and english) and a setup.exe (of 0 bytes). Again using the Ubuntu tool I tried looking inside these but could only open the French zip (a recent format and new OS means I haven't had a chance to get some of those specialist extractors from apt-get)
Inside the French zip is a GPLv2.
I tried running Maya_v0.5.exe with Wine and it has a License agreement to agree or disagree with. It was so long I hit cancel. That's about as far as I got checking this as I have to go out now.

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Post by sev »

We are pretty aware of the issue and are working with DotEmu.com on resolving it. In the meantime please stop public discussions on the topic.

We will provide more info as soon as possible.


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Post by fingolfin »

Actually, I don't see why we should ask people to not discuss this in public, Eugene? Sure, we are aware of the DotEmu issue, and sure, DotEmu promises to fix it, but in the end, they brought this down onto themselves, and if people want to discuss it, I don't see why we should stop them from that :).

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Post by Moshroum »

I redownload the installer and now the installation of Drascula/BASS shows the license and the source code is shipped with the installer. So everything resolved.

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Post by garrythefish »

Moshroum wrote:I redownload the installer and now the installation of Drascula/BASS shows the license and the source code is shipped with the installer. So everything resolved.
Yuhhuu! Hurray for DoeEmu! :D

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