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Subject: RE: Neuros: Not ready for prime time
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2003-09-25


I read it the same way that Linus did. There is a long history in the U.S.
of the courts recognizing the rights or people to reverse engineer hardware
and software. Even the DMCA section 1201f
(http://eon.law.harvard.edu/openlaw/DVD/1201.html#f) permits decryption for
the purpose of reverse-engineering.

Regards,
  Fred Maxwell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of David McIntyre
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:47 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: Neuros: Not ready for prime time
>
>
> I think he's referring to the descrambling of the original
> firmware, rather than that info being handed to you on a
> silver platter. I view it as a compliment and a little as an
> admonishment for reverse-engineering a protected piece of
> software (not that I'm complaining).
>
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 12:38:07PM +0200, Linus Nielsen
> Feltzing wrote:
> > Rob wrote:
> >
> > >Take it as a compliment!
> > >
> >
> > Hehe, maybe I should. Still, when I read that sentence, I
> feel that it
> > implies that Rockbox is a "hacked" version of the Archos
> firmware, i.e
> > Rockbox is based upon code "hacked" or stolen from the original
> > firmware. I find that offending.
> >
> > Linus
> >
>
> --
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