First post, by Minuous
There have been various ports of DOSBox to Amiga. But none of these ports have included the source code or any possibility of obtaining the source code.
www.os4depot.net/emulation/computer/dosbox.lha (DOSBox 0.65CVS for AmigaOS 4.x)
www.aminet.net/misc/emu/DOSBox_0.63_MOS.lha (DOSBox_0.63 for MorphOS)
www.aminet.net/misc/emu/DOSBox_68k.lha (DOSBox 0.58 for AmigaOS 3.x)
www.aminet.net/misc/emu/dosbox_aros-i386.lha (DOSBox 0.61 for AROS-x86)
It looks like these programmers are wilfully ignoring the GPL. The effect of this is that every new version must be completely "re-ported", which leads to the current situation where the ports are not updated, eg. DOSBox 0.58 is the latest for AmigaOS 3.x (the platform with the largest userbase)). If sources for that version were available, they could be easily merged with the core source so that the emulator remains up-to-date.
Using such old and buggy versions of DOSBox will tend to lower the general opinion on the quality of DOSBox, means users have to put up with bugs and limitations that have already been fixed in the core source, and may even lead users to believe that it is a non-free, closed-source emulator.
To summarize, this is a blatant violation of the GNU General Public Licence. I think the core source programmers deserve to be informed about this so that they can take further action.