First off, isn't this the technique Arctirex (sp?) DOES use in their Web-facing-like product? (They just duplicated some functionality in another library, iirc. I don't recall if they modify the SEPT, but concept is basically the same, afaik from reading these lists.) Has IBM hurt their product or sued them?? I dunno. | -----Original Message----- | From: mi400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mi400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On | Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard | From: <Gene_Gaunt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> | > Would I break any licenses or copyight rules if I simply RNMOBJ the | > original QSYS service program, then install my copy of my | service program | > into QSYS library | | These questions are among the most difficult to find a good answer to. | IMHO, anything that takes money out of IBM's pocket might by IBM be | construed as infringement. If it does not hurt IBM, you probably will be | OK. I would add something you told me on the phone, Leif, that they will tolerate SOME loss outta pocket, but how much is another question, entirely. | A related problem is this: If IBM would object to replacement of one | program, how about to replacement of ALL programs? I mean, I buy | an AS/400. Then I completely remove OS/400, replacing it with my | own operating system. Is that infringement? I think that's what IBM is planning, from what I gather on M-L list, with Linux. I think it'd be hard for them to make a case against someone else doing same as they are. | If I buy a PC with Windoze preinstalled, then rip out Windoze replacing | it by Linux, can Big Bill sue me for infringements on his rights? People do this, and I've never heard of a lawsuit but again, dunno. | This discussion might not belong on the MI list, but I will let it pass | because we are, after all, concerned with low-level details. Thx. It's interesting (to me and a few others, I'd imagine...;-).
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