is the Oric rom open source ?

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goyo
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is the Oric rom open source ?

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Hi,

I asked the 8bitworkshop website if they could add the oric in the online emulators.. He asks me : if the oric rom is open source. .....?

https://8bitworkshop.com/v3.8.0/?repo=s ... e=mminer.s

It should be possible, if there is an open-source BIOS available.
I'm not even sure who owns the copyright for the original BIOS, does anyone on the forums know?
Thanks for the email!

On 9/23/21 9:59 AM, Greg wrote:
Hi,

Congratulation for this amazing web site.

It’s will be wonderfull to add the Oric Atmos computer 😊
Oric Atmos — Wikipédia (wikipedia.org)

There are a Community of this computer : https://forum.defence-force.org/

We dreams to have a workshop online like yours for this computer.

Best regards.

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Re: is the Oric rom open source ?

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The Oric ROM is NOT open source.
See this very old posts: Oric ROM copyright for some more info.

8bitworkshop.com IDE is really cool and it would be great to have Oric as target machine!
BTW, how they manged to support C64, MSX, Apple][ which ROMs are not open source too?

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Re: is the Oric rom open source ?

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iss wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:13 pm
The Oric ROM is NOT open source.
See this very old posts: Oric ROM copyright for some more info.

8bitworkshop.com IDE is really cool and it would be great to have Oric as target machine!
BTW, how they manged to support C64, MSX, Apple][ which ROMs are not open source too?
Thank you i will communicate this post like a response. May be it ll be effective. :)

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I guess technically if the ROM contains unlicensed Microsoft code, it's already shady on a legal point of view: "Is it illegal to use without authorization something made from unlicensed code" :)

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Dbug wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:03 am
I guess technically if the ROM contains unlicensed Microsoft code, it's already shady on a legal point of view: "Is it illegal to use without authorization something made from unlicensed code" :)
Here is a solution - we can use dflat! It is created by me from scratch and I have made it open source :-)

Ok it's not Oric BASIC - but it is fully featured with sound, graphics, drawing and even software sprites. On top there it includes an inline assembler. The biggest constraint it that it deals with integer numbers only (no floating point).

But this 8bitworkshop is amazing, would be great to see Oric on it!

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