They're doing an interesting project. Let's stop sharpening our pitchforks until there's reason to do so. The community's stance on following the rules for modern builds of Stella have been well voiced in this thread and surely heard.
Until we have confirmation that those calls have been ignored and violated, there is no problem here. Just an interesting project that I think many people had hoped they would see one day (Even if one has no intention of leaving original 2600 hardware behind, this has a neatness factor just by virtue of original cartridge support), but didn't really think would ever happen.
I'm personally hoping for the best. I think the early interaction in this thread that they undertook and then the silence when people encouraged them to utilize a newer build of Stella as long as they followed the rules in doing so, is hopefully a positive sign. Perhaps they've gone back and reevaluated the software side of this project and implemented a more current built of Stella and are prepared to release their modifications per the licensing rules.
Then again, the silence can be interpreted in a much different way, especially in view of past history. Perhaps now is the time for Hyperkin to say something, assuming they've been lurking in here.
Edited by Atariboy, Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:55 AM.