GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Posted Sep 27, 2007 6:29 UTC (Thu) by ekj
In reply to: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Parent article: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Besides -- it's completely irrelevant if doing that constitutes "reverse engineering" or not.
First, reverse engineering isn't prohibited. There is no law forbidding you from trying to understand how something you own works.
If you agreed to an EULA wherein reverse engineering was prohibited, you *may* have had a problem if you a) live in a jurisdiction where such have any weigth whatsoever and b) if the company actually owned what they're "licensing" -- which fails to be the case here.
In any case, the firmware is freely downloadable completely without agreeing to any EULA, so that point is moot regardless.
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