There was a report of Hyperkin RetroN 5 console violating some open source licenses.
Hyperkin has replied and released some of the source code to the public. But about RetroArch they said "While it is true that a few ASM functions from RetroArch were previously found in our frontend library, these were merely remnants of old test code which we unfortunately forgot to remove."
RetroArch (libreto) replied again saying that the copyright violation still exists because Genesis Plus GX and SNES9x-Next are non-commercial software and forbids it to be included in commercial bundles. Additionally they claim that when RetroN 5 included the RetroArch code on their firmware (by mistake or not) they linked GPL V3 code so the previously distributed firmware should be open sourced under that license."
BizHawk v1.8.2 is available for donwload. (2004/09/23)
BizHawk is a A multi-system emulator written in C#. It is available for Windows and MacOS. It is open source software released under the MIT License.
The supported systems are:
* Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom / Famicom Disk System (NES/FDS)
* Super Nintendo (SNES)
* Nintendo 64
* Gameboy Color
* Super Gameboy
* Sega Master System
* Game Gear
* Sega Genesis
* Sega Saturn
* PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16) / CD-ROM
* Atari 2600
* Atari 7800
* TI-83 Calculator
I noticed on the emulation scene that are some complains about the legally of the source code used by the RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one).
The open source project called "RetroArch" is complaining that "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. There are also claims of "TIVO-ization" of the open source code (GPL V3) included on RetroN 5.
Some discussion and demands to RetroN 5 are registered on the AssemblerGame forum .
The blog post show evidence of the binary comparison done with Google's BinDiff tool. More about this issue was posted on Nintendo Life site.
John GBC had been updated to version v2.60 (September 18, 2014)
John GBC is GB/GBC(Gameboy color) emulator for Android platform.
It is a commercial product for sale at $2.75.
There is also a freeware version called "John GBC Lite": https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnemulators.johngbclite
John GBA for Android had been updated to version 2.60 (September 18, 2014)
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnemulators.johngba
John GBA is GBA (Gameboy advance) emulator for Android platform.
It is a comercial product being sold at $2.75
There is also a "John GBA Lite" version which is freeware: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnemulators.johngbalite
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