[Samba] Impact of bnetd judgment on Samba?

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed Oct 6 06:05:09 GMT 2004

Just wondering if the decisions in the bnetd case might affect Samba at 


 From my reading, the judge is claiming that because the bnetd authors 
didn't have permission to reverse engineer the Battle.Net protocol, 
they breached copyright by reverse engineering it. Apparently in the 
USA you can waive your legal rights through clickwrap licensing, and 
part of the EULA for various Blizzard games and Terms of Use for 
Battle.Net included language that forbade reverse engineering the 
network protocol.


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can solve them."  --Isaac Asimov

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