[Mono-devel-list] Edit and Continue

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Thu Aug 4 14:21:27 EDT 2005


>>Even IF you are "granted" to "distribute" the copy of the Microsoft
>>(maybe nonpublic?) documentation from Microsoft guys (who really can
>>"give" the permission to you), it is not a good idea to scatter it.
>>Note that there is no legal difference if you send copyrighted
>>materials one by one, or just post to mass mailing lists.
> I am sorry I do not understand, what is the problem? Do you suggest that
> I send the documents to the maillist or do you suggest that I keep them
> completely private and let people reverse engineer the format?

Regardless of reverse engineering, the latter. We implement things
based on publicly available materials.

> Mind that these are just drafts of public file specification.

That is nothing to do with this matter.

Atsushi Eno

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