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

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 01:20:47AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > 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.

No. It was legal also before access to EU.
> 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.

I think that many programs from OpenSource world are made via reverse 
engineering, and there is no problem with including them in Debian.

Consider the most important. Linux kernel. Many drivers are made this
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