Unable to buy a copy of BK
Posted Sep 26, 2004 6:09 UTC (Sun) by dvdeug
In reply to: Unable to buy a copy of BK
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
"Reverse engineering" is not poking at the software. It's disassembling the software. So, no, "you can't compete" is not a subset of "reverse engineering". In any case, "reverse engineering" is specifically permitted, irrespective of license, in many jurisdictions, and I find it very questionable ethically to tell people they can't poke around and see how something works.
Instead of just building the best mousetrap, you want to try and hide how your mousetrap works. Legal or illegal, it doesn't help get the best mousetrap on the market, and you can't really expect us to like it.
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