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Just to be clear, this code has been used 19 years?
Is anyone likely to deconstruct the software and see the code?
If they are, surely if its only a few lines within the main body, would they even find it?
Yes, over 19 years, approximately 200 customers.
Those who buy the source code can see the code without deconstructing.
Yes it is possible since the copied lines are an important part and they might be curious about the copied routines, or much less likely they might have a malicious intent.
I cannot see the 'faces' on my screen to rate your reply, which is OK.
I assume it wasnt the whole code you used, just part of it?
Yes don't worry about rating yet
The book that I copied from has hundreds of routines (which are self-consistent sets of source code), of which I copied essentially 3.
Ok, so its not 3 lines, but 3 routlines.
As a % of the coding, how much did you use?
Yes, each of about 100 lines.
Ok. As a % of the overall project>
As a % of the coding in the book, say less that 1%.
Ok, in that case I would not be too concerned.
As a percentage of the lines in the complete source code, say less than 0.5%.
Give you only used 3 routines that amount to less than 1%, I doubt anyone would recognise it
In any event your actually are permitted to use it. It would perhaps be different if it was subject to copyright that said you could not use it all together
In addition to this given the passage of time, I do not think you should be concerned.
If it has been a significant portion, just copied and formed a large amount of your code, done recently and you had been passing this off as your own work, that would be a different matter
Here, especially given the amount use and the passage of time, I do not think you should be concerned
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
But a 'matrix inversion' is essential, and they might well be curious about which method I used, since they probably use other methods.
Yes, but there is the passage of time, 0.5% used and it didnt prevent you using it anyway
OK, that's comforting, many thanks.
Can I clarify anything else about this today please?
I still can't see the rating 'faces', but I am satisfied with your answers and would like to save the conversation.
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