[ros-dev] Audit

Alex Ionescu ionucu at videotron.ca
Mon Sep 24 22:52:25 CEST 2007


Actually I remember developers on the Wine mailing list putting into  
question wether or not READING MSDN was legal and if this would bar  
someone from submitting patches to Wine. I believe this is what  
Magnus is referring to.

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Best regards,
Alex Ionescu

On 24-Sep-07, at 4:08 PM, Steven Edwards wrote:

> On 9/24/07, Steven Edwards <winehacker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am so sick of the lies you are spewing. No one (except Mingw- 
>> w32api)
>> has ever said only use stuff only from MSDN. They have said show  
>> us an
>> application that uses this api, explain how you documented it, one of
>> those sources of documentation can be MSDN, if its not MSDN explain
>> how you came to figure out the prototype either via test case or
>> reversing the third party application using the implementation. NOT
>> REVERSING the implementation itself and then reimplementing it.
>
> Let me clear the above up, Application or Driver. If you can't point a
> third party
> driver, public documentation or some other application using the API
> why the hell
> would you need to implement it if no one uses it? And more to the  
> point where
> would you get your information for a clean-room implementation  
> unless you follow
> industry standard rules and let someone else reverse the API for you.
>
> -- 
> Steven Edwards
>
> "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and
> that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
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