Dragging MAME into the 21st century: Practicalities of a large project with two decades of history

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The open source emulation landscape is littered with abandoned projects. MAME has survived stock market crashes, a pandemic, major internal refactoring, half a dozen leadership changes, and persistent rumours of the project’s imminent death. Why is MAME still here? How does MAME continue to attract contributors? What are some of the issues a project this size faces?

Original story by Vasantha Crabb at Fosdem 2021. Published 2021-04-02, Originally published 2021-02-07.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium license.

Video Copyright Vasantha Crabb / Fosdem 2021. License: Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium

Slides: Fosdem21 mame.pdf

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