GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Posted Sep 28, 2007 5:53 UTC (Fri) by Ross
In reply to: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
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I hope it wouldn't be useless, because that's what is usually being done.
If you are copying internal details that don't matter, just because you don't want to design them yourself, that's also reverse engineering, but it is probably also copyright infringement assuming the original is under copyright.
The point is, when you are doing this, it is because you have to be compatible for some reason -- to match an interface, protocol, connector type, etc. Some of the details of the original become requirements in the new design, because if they didn't match, your replacement part wouldn't work.
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