It seems that in this day and age... This type of thing, especially when it's related to emulation of old consoles, wouldn't necessarily be considered illegal by a lot of everyday people. Not saying it isn't, as you've stated.
As a developer of opensource software and as a contributor to Stella, I do care alot. And everybody using it should care as well.
I hope I'm not way off in saying this as well.
If you are saying that violating the GPL by "leaking" a hacked version of Stella 5 to the web would be OKish in any way, you are lightyears off. OS software contains thousands of unpaid development hours. I don't want to even start guessing how many hours Stephen has sunk into Stella. Violating the GPL is just plain stealing (to be crystal clear, I am **not** saying that Hyperkin is doing this). Claiming that it is acceptable in any way is a punch in the face of anybody who spend their time developing the software that you are using for free. Sorry if I am sounding abrasive, but this is how it is.
Edited by DirtyHairy, Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:28 PM.