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Re: question about proprietary libraries

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 12:46:09PM -0400, Stephen Sinclair wrote:
> I will assume for now that the vendor's policy is to allow people
> to distribute their header files, since otherwise I can't think of
> any legal way to write open source software that would use their
> device.

Do you have a (legally sound) reason to believe that the vendor even
cares whether people write open source software for this device? For
that matter, do you know that their header files aren't licensed to
them by some non-transferrable agreement which allows the vendor to
provide a copy to you but doesn't entitle you to pass them along to
anyone else?
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