Software, reverse engineering and the law
Posted May 4, 2005 20:04 UTC (Wed) by MathFox
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For your first question: I can't say; IANAL and jurisdiction and licences are very important here. See a real lawyer.
I see no problems with a program that takes an interface specification and writes out a skeleton implementation of the interface. (As long as it is an original work that doesn't infringe patents.) There is a snag here: A judge will consider the output from your program a "derivative work" from the input. Running the program on a third party library could be against its license conditions.
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