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Subject: Re: Do we really want it?

Author: Dan Honeycutt

Date: 08:56:46 08/29/04

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On August 29, 2004 at 03:16:21, Gerd Isenberg wrote:

>On August 28, 2004 at 20:05:49, Dan Honeycutt wrote:
>
>>On August 28, 2004 at 14:05:08, Gerd Isenberg wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>I also commend chess program authors, commercial or not, to put some disassembly
>>>paragraph inside the readme and to remove symbols from the executable.
>>>
>>>Gerd
>>
>>Hi Gerd:
>>What do you mean by "put some disassembly paragraph inside the readme"?
>>
>>Dan H.
>
>I am not a lawyer (IANAL), something like:
>
>"It is not permitted to disassemble or reverse engenier this program"


I'm not a lawyer either but my understanding is disassembly for the purpose of
making a copy is illegal; disassembly for the purpose of detecting a copy is
not.  A simple solution for authors: write original code and let 'em disassemble
to their heart's content.

Dan H.



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