Re: ITP: OpenNap -- Free Napster server
On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:53:45PM +0100, Arthur Korn wrote:
> It works great and is GPLed. Is it OK if this goes to main? I
> think so, but I'm not shure about some funny reverse-ingeneering
> laws in some not-so-free countries like the US.
I don't think you have anything to worry about at the moment. Reverse
engineering protections have kinda weird legal grounds anyway and there
are reverse-engineered napster CLIENTS already. The people who would have
to attempt to sue seem unlikely to.
There doesn't appear to be a legal danger, and there's no need to invent
our own dangers if we don't have to.
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<Joy> wow... simple maths show that Debian developers have closed more
than *31* *thousand* bug reports since our BTS exists!
<Joy> that is about 30999 more than Microsoft ;)