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Opened by coadde - 10/10/2019
Last edited by Emulatorman - 10/10/2019

FS#1441 - [gens-gs] contains nonfree Starscream code and the Poorman's Sega 32x BIOS files

Gens/GS contains nonfree:
* Starscream code
* The Poorman’s Sega 32x BIOS files (on the source code)

$ pacman -Si gens-gs
Repository      : multilib
Name            : gens-gs
Version         : 2.16.7-6
Description     : An emulator of Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X, combining features from various forks of Gens
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : gens
Depends On      : lib32-gtk2  lib32-sdl
Optional Deps   : lib32-alsa-plugins: ALSA sound support
                  lib32-libcanberra: Hide a silly warning
                  lib32-libpulse: PulseAudio sound support
Conflicts With  : gens
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 2047.36 KiB
Installed Size  : 4815.00 KiB
Packager        : Bartłomiej Piotrowski <>
Build Date      : Mon 07 Dec 2015 10:23:49 AM -03
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature

Starscream License:

Starscream 680x0 emulation library                      Custom version M0.26d
Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999 Neill Corlett
Modified by Stéphane Dallongeville
Used for the main 68000 CPU emulation in Gens.

0.  Terms of Use

"Starscream" refers to the following files:
*  any object file or executable compiled from the above
*  any source code generated from STAR.C, or object file assembled from such

Starscream may be distributed freely in unmodified form, as long as this
documentation is included.

No money, goods, or services may be charged or solicited for Starscream, or
any emulator or other program which includes Starscream, in whole or in part.
Using Starscream in a shareware or commercial application is forbidden.
Contact Neill Corlett ( if you'd like to license
Starscream for commercial use.

Any program which uses Starscream must include the following credit text, in
its documentation or in the program itself:

"Starscream 680x0 emulation library by Neill Corlett

The Poorman’s Sega 32x BIOS License:

The Poorman's Sega 32x BIOS files
	By Devster (Joseph Norman)

; Feel free to use this code, recompile the code, redistribute the unmodified code,
; modify it with your own name on it and redistribute it as yours if you
; so wish to do so without getting caught looking stupid, but you may not sell it for
; cash monies, or for in exchange of hot prostitutes, nor include it with any other
; redistributable software packages without consent from DevSter. This code is IS AS,
; which is latin for jibber jabber, to DevSter and the holder of this code, means
; there are no other further attatchments, absolutely no guarantees in it "working",
; comes with no lifetime waranty, et al, and you will gain nothing more than to play
; your super cool Sega Genesis 32X (names reserved to their rightful owners) without
; having to resort to using the actual copyrighted bios files. Let it further be noted
; that the use of the word "code" in this exclaimer refers to both the source code, and
; the pre-compiled code that was distributed.
Closed by  Emulatorman
10.10.2019 21:52
Reason for closing:  Fixed
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