Now this is generalizing!
Ok, it's acceptable to dislike emulating of so called "closed platforms", where you even have to pay to for the official developing tools like most of the consoles over the years.
But PC (and MAC) is different aren't they?
The PC architecture is open since early 80's and some Mac-clones where manufactured without sucess in the first half of the 90's I think. So, these plaforms are OPEN!!!
It should be allowed to discuss DOS-emulators on this forum. Making them have required some hacking of the original DOS-code, sure, but there's even a OpenSource
DOS-projekt on the web. Also remember that Compaq had to hack the IBM-PC BIOS to be able to release their first PC-clone. Some forms of hacking is just an appearance of healthy, natural human curiosity. Forbidding emulators is just as stupid and unuseful as suing a 15 year old norwegian boy for creating DeCSS.
And it's hipocritical that you allow discussing of DVD-ripping
using software that removes CSS and Macrovision on a site owned by AOL Time Warner (a company that releases many DVD:s). The official statements of the Media Giants is that DeCSS is illegal becouse it contains HACKING of "secret" code. Bullshit! No code created by human beings have ever been secret for other humans in the long run.
So let's go back to the main topic of today. Playing Commander Keen, Monster Bash, Bio Menace, Duke Nukum, The Fate Of Atlantis, LeChuck's Revenge etc. on XP or Linux with full sound support is not pure evil, right? It doen't hurt MS, it doesn't hurt Apogee or Laucasarts (one year ago a actually purchased a package including Monkey Island 1, 2 & 3. I wouldn't be able to play the first two ones with all features without DOSbox.)
In other words the guidelines should be corrected to
"Don't ask for, or advertise, ROM's and Emulators for closed platforms like PSX, Nintendo and GameCube, no matter how old, it's still bad....
So, Mr Jones, are you going to edit this link to http://www.dosbox.sourceforge.net