Kenn Humborg wrote:
> Nit: My EULA for Win 95 states "You may not reverse engineer, decompile,
> or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that
> such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding
> this limitation."
for instance: norway. and in general this would be my reason for
disliking non-free software - with an added legal cream filling just for
annoyance. i can fiddle with my car, i can pick mushrooms out of my
chinese food, i can raise/lower a footstool, i can even engrave penguins
on my eating utensils (no, i didn't do it!). software is theoretically
a step forward, something to add capabilites, not subtract from them.
maybe i'm a weird author that soaks his writing paper in rose oil and
removes the ink cartridge from his cross pen and replaces it with a rare
dodo feather and inscribe my prose with foozle brand ink mixed with rain
water. that's all legal. but if i try to reverse engineer ms word's
file format in order to preserve my electronic masterpieces for the ages
i'm criminal scum? that's progress?
sorry. i'm ranting again...
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