LicensesLink

There is software behind RetroArch and Lakka that is protected by Non-Commercial licenses.

It is important to respect the wishes of the developers and people behind the respective projects.

See below for a summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores:

Non-commercialLink

SOFTWARE LISTED IN THE TABLE BELOW ARE PROTECTED BY NON-COMMERCIAL LICENSES. EVERY ENTRY HAS A HYPERLINK FOR PROOF OF THE SOFTWARE'S LICENSE

SOFTWARE LISTED IN THE TABLE BELOW MAY NOT BE SOLD, NOR MAY THEY BE USED IN A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT OR ACTIVITY WITHOUT COPYRIGHT HOLDERS' APPROVAL.

Software License Non-commercial
Lakka Non-commercial Non-commercial
4DO Non-commercial Non-commercial
Dinothawr Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-1 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-2 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-3 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 Neo Geo Non-commercial Non-commercial
fMSX Non-commercial Non-commercial
Genesis Plus GX Non-commercial Non-commercial
MAME 2000 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003 Midway MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003-Plus - Experimental MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2009 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2010 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MESS 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
PicoDrive MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
Snes9x Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2002 Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2005 Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2005 Plus Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2010 Non-commercial Non-commercial
UME 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial

LibretroLink

Libretro License Non-commercial
LibRetro API MIT
RetroArch GPLv3
Lakka Non-commercial Non-commercial
libretro/docs MIT
libretro/retroarch-assets Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

CoresLink

Core License Non-commercial
3D Engine GPLv3
4DO Non-commercial Non-commercial
2048 Public Domain
Atari800 GPLv2
Beetle bsnes GPLv2
Beetle Cygne GPLv2
Beetle GBA GPLv2
Beetle Handy zlib, GPLv2
Beetle NeoPop GPLv2
Beetle PC-FX GPLv2
Beetle PCE FAST GPLv2
Beetle PSX GPLv2
Beetle PSX HW GPLv2
Beetle Saturn GPLv2
Beetle SGX GPLv2
Beetle VB GPLv2
blueMSX GPLv2
bnes GPLv3
bsnes-mercury Accuracy GPLv3
bsnes-mercury Balanced GPLv3
bsnes-mercury Performance GPLv3
bsnes Accuracy GPLv3
bsnes Balanced GPLv3
bsnes C++98 (v085) GPLv3
bsnes Performance GPLv3
Caprice32 GPLv2
ChaiLove MIT
Citra GPLv2
Citra Canary/Experimental GPLv2
Craft MIT
CrocoDS MIT
DeSmuME 2015 GPLv2
DeSmuME GPLv2
Dinothawr Non-commercial Non-commercial
Dolphin GPLv2
DOSBox GPLv2
Dummy Core MIT
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup GPLv2+
EasyRPG GPLv3
EightyOne GPLv3
Emux CHIP-8 GPLv2
Emux GB GPLv2
Emux NES GPLv2
Emux SMS GPLv2
FB Alpha Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-1 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-2 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 CPS-3 Non-commercial Non-commercial
FB Alpha 2012 Neo Geo Non-commercial Non-commercial
FCEUmm GPLv2
FFmpeg LGPLv2, GPLv2
fMSX Non-commercial Non-commercial
FreeIntv GPLv3
FreeJ2ME GPLv3
Frodo GPLv2
Fuse GPLv3
Gambatte GPLv2
Game Music Emu GPLv3
Gearboy GPLv3
Gearsystem GPLv3
Genesis Plus GX Non-commercial Non-commercial
gpSP GPLv2
GW zlib
Handy zlib
Hatari GPLv2
higan Accuracy GPLv3
Imageviewer MIT
Lutro MIT
MAME BSD-3-Clause & GNU GPLv2
MAME 2000 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003 Midway MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2003-Plus - Experimental MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2009 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2010 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
MAME 2016 BSD-3-Clause & GNU GPLv2
melonDS GPLv3
Mesen GPLv3
MESS 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
Meteor GPLv3
mGBA MPLv2.0
mpv GPLv3
Mr.Boom MIT
Mupen64Plus GPLv3
Mupen64Plus GLES3 GPLv3
Neko Project II
Neko Project II Kai MIT
Nestopia UE GPLv2
nSide Balanced GPLv3
NXEngine GPLv3
O2EM Artistic License
OpenLara BSD-2-Clause
P-UAE GPLv2
ParaLLEl N64 GPLv3
PCem GPLv2
PCSX ReARMed GPLv2
PCSX ReARMed [Interpreter] GPLv2
PicoDrive MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
PocketCDG MIT
PokeMini GPLv3
PPSSPP GPLv2
PrBoom GPLv2
ProSystem GPLv2
PX68k kero_src.txt
QuickNES LGPLv2.1+
Redream (libretro fork) GPLv3
Reicast GPLv2
RemoteJoy GPLv2
Remote RetroPad MIT
SameBoy MIT
ScummVM GPLv2
Snes9x Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2002 Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2005 Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2005 Plus Non-commercial Non-commercial
Snes9x 2010 Non-commercial Non-commercial
Stella GPLv2
TempGBA GPLv2
TGB Dual GPLv2
The Powder Toy GPLv3
TyrQuake GPLv2
UME 2014 MAME (Non-commercial) Non-commercial
Uzem GPLv3
VBA-M GPLv2
VBA Next GPLv2
vecx GPLv3
VeMUlator GPLv3
VICE C64 GPLv2
VICE C128 GPLv2
VICE PLUS4 GPLv2
VICE VIC20 GPLv2
Video Processor BSD-2-Clause
Virtual Jaguar GPLv3
XRick GPLv3
Yabause GPLv2