Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 15:33:31 MDT

Ken Clements wrote:
> Well, I guess if you write a compiler, and someone uses your compiler to
> generate code that removes copy protect from something, then you go to
> jail. Existing software is grandfathered in so, it would seem that no new
> development systems will be able to be sold after the law goes in force.

Not funny. A friend of mine has been predicting that compilers
will soon be licensed like firearms by the State. Perhaps all
programmers will have to be bonded agents of the government? It
is indeed a hideous beast that rears its head.

- samantha

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