[texhax] fmt to cls conversion
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Thu Jun 21 18:30:03 CEST 2012
WA> From: William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com>
WA> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:55:43 -0400
WA> It's un-ethical to reverse engineer something which the developer
WA> provided w/ the expectation that it would remain as a ``black
WA> box'' unless something else has come into play.
While you are right, of course, there are special situations.
When I was much younger, one of my first assignments at a company that
should not be named to protect the guilty, was to reverse engineer our
own binary. It was created some time ago and shipped to the customer.
After several years the customer asked to add some features - and then
the company discovered that the source code was on some old computers,
decommissioned and sold with the disks wiped out.
Since then I religiously use version control and automated backups for
everything I write.
When you say 'I wrote a program that crashed Windows', people just stare at
you blankly and say 'Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*'.
-- Linus Torvalds
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