OFF TOPIC: Inquiry from a reporter re reverse engineering

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Apr 26 06:11:42 GMT 2000


we do not want samba to be upheld in a test case as "a shining example of
a good project that is being Done Wrong by Various Laws".

the consequences of this will be that various blind eyes will suddenly be
forced to be opened, and be forced to investigate possibilities in what
are currently grey areas, even though we have been following very specific
guidelines, to stay on the white side.

i couldn't care less if some OTHER project was used as a test case in a
court of law, which would probably require that the project be suspended
and withdrawn from distribution WORLDWIDE, pending investigation.

just not this one.



p.s why did you send this to samba at, tell me that was a mistake,

On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, David Collier-Brown wrote:

> You wrote:
> > I am writing a news article about the rulings in the cphack and DVD cases
> > and how they could impact reverse engineering in the United States.
> > It appears that new interpretations of fair use provisions in copyright law
> > could force reverse engineering offshore.

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