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#1 Animal

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

That it is illegal to hack your car's ECU? Thats right, because of DMCA regulations. It is illegal for you to tinker with, break, modify, or hack your own cars software.

See here: It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Cars Computer
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

 

You can buy a car, but you don’t own the software in its computers. That’s proprietary; it’s copyrighted; and it belongs to its manufacturers.

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/let-us-hack-our-cars/

That's fair and I do not see an issue with it.

 

Windows users may be shocked to find that while they own the PC they do not own the operating system.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 04:55 AM

 

 

You can buy a car, but you don’t own the software in its computers. That’s proprietary; it’s copyrighted; and it belongs to its manufacturers.

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/let-us-hack-our-cars/

That's fair and I do not see an issue with it.

 

Windows users may be shocked to find that while they own the PC they do not own the operating system.

 

Does this also apply to Linux?



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:42 AM

I do not know the answer to that question, I guess Linux owns the Kernel, And the De's are owned by who ever made them same for all the open source software.

but after that you are free to do and modify or add anything to it, Don't like Kernel XXX well you can change that too, Add a Desktop environment, change file managers make your own if you like, You would be shocked to see some of the " Fixes & Work arounds " the Linux community has come up with to make things " Work". That open source Video driver not working feel free to modify it and make it better if you know how.

 

I think the only limit is your skill and imagination with Linux. Not only are you free to add to Fix or improve your Distro of choice, This is encouraged with in the Linux community. If there is a security issue found it is patched fast, Ask any Linux user, We sometimes get daily updates, What's this patch Tuesday? What's this Google v Microsoft and not fixing exploits and vulnerabilities in 90 day's argument. And remember in most cases Linux Devs get nowhere near a Microsoft employees salary and in a lot of cases they get no pay.

 

The Devs do their bit, The people who help out on forums like BC, do their bit helping novices, Removing Malware helping with PC issues regardless of operating system, The novices learn and help others. We support each other by choice not for money.

We also prefer to tell our PC's what to do rather than just use them.


Edited by NickAu, 24 January 2015 - 05:53 AM.

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