Moderador: Sir Cilve Sinclair
RWAP escribió:I am dismayed by the upset which this has caused.
RWAP Software and the retro business remains my main source of income and copyright holders have every right to dictate what happens to the works which they produce.
I guess that in many cases, companies paid £1000s to get software written for the QL, and did not sell enough copies to cover their costs, and so take the decision that they don't want to just let that software go free.
In the longer term, I agree that the QL needs more freely available good software, but if people expressly forbid it being made available for free, then that is their choice and I respect that (and do what I can to ensure that their rights are protected).
Radastan's ideas of a new version of the software with better graphics is great and I commend him in his efforts - the graphics for the new Frogger look excellent - but writing the machine code from scratch is never too easy, unless you know of a good tool for creating and managing Sprites on screen.
RWAP escribió:I defend the rights of software authors against piracy!
qlay escribió:4. QL Programs
Do you remember?
QUILL, EASEL, ABACUS and ARCHIVE (270k)
In QLAY compatible MDV format (19970807).
The 'PSION' programs are copyright Amstrad plc. Distribution, use on a non-commercial basis is allowed.
RWAP escribió:There are hundreds of public domain games available for the QL - including machine code games - some excellent quality ones by Damon Chaplin and Alan Pemberton, which you should have a look at - in my opinion Damon's games are at least as good as the ones by Talent (except maybe Alien Hijack)
RWAP escribió:Whatever reasons a copyright holder has for denying distribution is personal to them - users should respect that personal decision.
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