What's a publisher? Edit

For the record, what's the difference between an "unlicensed" game sold on a cartridge and a "homebrew" game sold on a cartridge? The publisher of the unlicensed multicart whose page was deleted is the same publisher of the reprint of Sunday Funday. Is there a test to determine whether particular products "generally don't have a publisher tied to them"? --Tepples (talk) 05:07, December 25, 2014 (UTC)

I guess the ""generally don't have a publisher tied to them"" part is kind of sketchy but the unlicensed games that are referred here were developed by actual development companies while homebrew games are usually done by hobbyists. KingPepe2010 (talk) 00:39, December 27, 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps my real question is when does a "hobby" become a "business". Or by "actual development companies", do you essentially mean entities that could have qualified to become licensed developers had they tried? Or am I missing something fundamental? --Tepples (talk) 14:09, December 28, 2014 (UTC)
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