sxpert at esitcom.org
Tue May 20 06:47:00 CEST 2003
On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 11:33, SONE Takeshi wrote:
> Is it legal to disassemble the proprietary VGA BIOS to learn how to
> enable a particular VGA chip?
> Of course, he (who?) will not copy any bits from the copyrighted code,
> he'll just pick up register addresses and values, and its order.
> If he would eventually write a code to enable VGA this way,
> can we share the resulting code?
It is legal in France if the goal is to assure systems compatibility.
Clearly, this case would be legal...
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