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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.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>               GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
Debian GNU/Linux (http://www.debian.org/)         20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC
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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 ;)

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