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At the mercy of manufacturers
Posted Jul 28, 2013 18:31 UTC (Sun) by filteredperception (guest, #5692)
Posted Jul 29, 2013 7:57 UTC (Mon) by maxiaojun (subscriber, #91482)
Reverse-engineering is legal in US and EU for interoperability purposes only, if I understand correctly. I don't think reverse-engineering drivers can fall into this category, even though reverse-engineering drivers are many.
Sure, you can stay in some country where the local copyright law is less tight and less enforced.
And, Yes, redistribution can be a problem in theory (still depends country, I believe). But I cannot see how CyanogenMod could potentially irritate phone vendors. Don't over-estimate Android version's impact on phone lifespan.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 16:43 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jul 29, 2013 17:01 UTC (Mon) by maxiaojun (subscriber, #91482)
But I may also see reverse engineering drivers as competing drivers to the original ones.
Hope someone with more expertise can give a definite say here.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 17:28 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
And it's hard to swallow that it's competition for the drivers when the drivers that are being reverse engineered aren't available for the target operating system (including when they are not licensed in a way that's compatible with the target operating system)
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