Reply to post: Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'

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Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

Yes. I remember working on a minicomputer back in the 80s. For business continuity reasons, the company that developed the software was contractually obliged to give us the source code, so they did.

But not the compiler. The source would only compile with their specially tweaked compiler.

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