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Subject: Re: Do we really want it?

Author: Tony Werten

Date: 23:22:18 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.
>>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 doubt if it is possible, since disassembling isn't really "doing" something
with the program. It only translates upcodes to readable (for humans) output.

I guess it is something like buying an english book, and translate certain
paragraphs to your own language for personal use.
The act of translating can't be forbidden, but the result (the translation) has
to follow certain rules ie don't copy, publish etc. IMO


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