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Atari Sub-Sub-Contractor used ScummVM for Wii Game

MBCook (132727) writes | more than 5 years ago

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MBCook writes "In several recent releases, it seems that Atari published games for the Wii based on ScummVM. Atari contracted Majesco, who contracted a company named Mistic Software with offices in the Ukraine. When the fact the GPL was being violated was brought to Atari's attention, they were kind at first until it was discovered that Nintendo doesn't allow open source software to be used with the Wii SDK, so updated documentation mentioning the GPL wasn't an available solution. So what happens to the games?

"There is a period of time in which all current copies have to be sold. Any copies beyond this period or any reprints get fined with quite high fine for each new/remaining copy. The remaining stock has to be destoryed [sic]."

Atari and Majesco seem to have been very nice about this whole thing, but had their hands tied by the agreement with Nintendo."
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