were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
Posted Dec 15, 2006 19:26 UTC (Fri) by ballombe
Parent article: Second Life and Open Source
> There the story might have ended, were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
This is non-sense. When people want to use a software for an illegal purpose they do not need it a license nor even the source. People have been patching closed binaries to change their behaviour since 30 years, and I am not mentioning reverse engineering what the piece of code do and rewrite it. This is just an attempt of security by lame obscurity.
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