[kde-edu]: Possible legal issue with KVocTrain
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Tue Feb 15 18:29:11 CET 2005
Jason Harris <kstars at 30doradus.org> [050215 18:25]:
> I am assuming that Langenscheidt hold no copyright claim on the langen2kvtml
> script itself, right? Was their proprietary format reverse-engineered? If
> so, I think we have nothing to worry about; there's nothing wrong with
> writing software that can parse data in a proprietary format (especially
> since there's no equivalent of the DMCA in Germany yet).
Right, in contrast German law says that you can take actions to make
applications interoperable. This includes reverse engineering. So no, I
don't think we should remove it.
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