Re: Genius B105 handscanner driver

Jared Mauch (
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 12:33:01 -0500 (EST)

Nathan Bryant graced my mailbox with this long sought knowledge:
> On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Jared Mauch wrote:
> > Several things that everyone should note:
> >
> > Most software licenses say you can't disassemble their code,
> > but many companies have NDA's (Non-Disclosure Agreements) that they
> > will make you sign before they give you technical information about
> > their products.
> >
> > I wouldn't want to see people in the (linux) community creating
> > drivers/software where the procedures taken to create it are illegal.
> >
> > APC is one such company, I know there are many more, and I
> > applaud those companies, and think it is a great thing.
> What are you saying??? APC does not give out specifications for their
> SmartUPS. And you think this is a "great thing?!?" It's harmful to the
> industry as a whole.


APC gives out the information, but you need to sign a non-disclosure
agreement. It says you won't give the specs to their competition.

- Jared