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Re: Bug#247802: ITP: libfasttrack-gift -- giFT plugin for the fastrack network

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 05:52:46PM +0200, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 11:38:17AM -0400, Dan Weber wrote:
> > The reason why libfasttrack-gift has never been placed into debian is 
> > because it doesn't even qualify non-free.  Debian could be sued for 
> > this, and other reasons due to its reverse engineering.
> May I ask you in which country reverse-engineering for compatibility is
> forbidden?
> I'm just curious, because it is legal in Poland, but only for
> compatibility reasons, and I guess this situation fits this.

That's because Poland is part of the EU now, where it is legal.

This is good, but it's not true anywhere else; so if the reverse
engineering has been done outside the EU, there's a problem.

     smog  |   bricks
 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
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 -- with thanks to fortune

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