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SubjectRe: Genius B105 handscanner driver

> Most software licenses say you can't disassemble their code,
> but many companies have NDA's (Non-Disclosure Agreements) that they
> will make you sign before they give you technical information about
> their products.

>It has been proven in U.S. courts that disassembling a driver to learn how a
>piece of hardware works is legal.

You mean to say that someone has won a case and set a precedent. However
such precedents don't mean much in other countries and we don't want to have US
and international versions of the Linux kernel...

Also it takes money to win a law suit. If someone is willing to spend $100K
to sue a Linux developer then who is going to pay for the defence?

Russell Coker

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