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From: Tom <tom7ca@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] License Conditions for OCaml
> >   1. Users are allowed to reverse engineer the application
> > 
> >   that just exposes the next major problem (i.e. point #1).

You cannot realistically protect yourself from reverse engineering.
In many countries, you cannot even prohibit reverse engineering in your
license.  Reverse engineering for the purpose of building a work-alike
solution is an important part of a free market in software.

I suspect many businesses that have concerns about reverse engineering
are more concerned about having some dirty secrets exposed (like
GPL violations or the unlicensed use of commercial software) than about
a realistic expectation of anybody cloning their product by reverse
engineering.

Tom


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