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Looks like Open Source isn't so open anymore!


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You have to understand that closed source is dead, but this is not a well known fact yet. Basically, there are LLMs that can reverse engineer* compiled binaries which means nothing is secret anymore. The only way for legacy corps to keep their stranglehold on things is to make a move to remove the openess of source, at least in a legal definition sort of way.

*either decompilation or re-writing disassembly to another language

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On 6/25/2024 at 3:06 PM, Tripredacus said:

You have to understand that closed source is dead

Totally agree! Take AV1 codec, it's royalty free and squeezes out the commercial H265/H264.

And it's bad news for the developers' salaries, actually! I mean, this whole shift.

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Decompilers won't give you the comments or meaningful variable names. Then there's the structure of the code tree and how code is split up. Certain optimizations can also change code in some ways, so again, you're getting back something different than what was originally written by the programmer.

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17 hours ago, UCyborg said:

something different than what was originally written by the programmer.

Not a big problem, since everything these days feels like an early alpha. Open source, especially.

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I'm against Open Source in the current form/state. The quality dropped down significantly. People just need to be paid!

For example, MPC-HC. It's not what it used to be, polished and versatile.

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18 hours ago, UCyborg said:

Decompilers won't give you the comments or meaningful variable names. Then there's the structure of the code tree and how code is split up. Certain optimizations can also change code in some ways, so again, you're getting back something different than what was originally written by the programmer.

The purpose of doing such work isn't to get back to the original source, but rather to be able to have a copy of the program that can be changed. 

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