Python Type 4 (drivers)
John La Rooy
nospampls.jlr at doctor.com
Wed Feb 19 01:52:35 CET 2003
Greg Brondo wrote:
> John La Rooy wrote:
> > Greg Brondo wrote:
> >> Rene -- c/s (?)
> >> Dave -- I've considered the same approach of decompiling the Oracle
> >> drivers (I've actually completed that part). The DJ decompiler is
> >> impressive and does a nice job of producing readable code. However, If
> >> I took this approach would I be in violation of the DCMA?
> > Ahh. Life in the land of the free ;o) Are the drivers intended as
> > a protection mechanism for copyright? I don't imagine that would be the
> > case, so it's not covered by DCMA.
> > I was considering doing the same thing in my last job, but the demo java
> > client decided our database was too old, which I figured was probably
> > the opinion of the driver.
> > John
> Cool. Thanks for the DCMA info. Also, I just want to state how
> thankful I am that everyone on here is VERY helpful. Not the same on
> the c.l.ruby list (and for that very reason I'm leaving Ruby alone).
> Feels good to be back with my favourite language. :-)
> Greg B.
Unfortunately the US is becoming a minefield of IP laws. If there isn't
a law against it already there probably will be soon. It would probably
be considered reverse engineering by some. However one might argue that
the binary/bytecode can be considered a specification. It's probably
easier to comprehend than some documents which have been called
"specifications" in the past, and of course the program does exactly as
the specification says ;o)
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