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    Outlaw programmer?

    Could you please tell me how you can understand this term? I think it refers to a kind of hacker, doesn't it?
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Outlaw programmer?

    Sounds like that. I've never met it though.

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    Re: Outlaw programmer?

    Sounds like someone that writes programs designed to break the law.
    Someone that writes software that lets you bypass coding of copyrighted DVDs might be called an outlaw programmer.
    Can't say that I have ever seen or heard the term, but it seems reasonable.
    John

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    Re: Outlaw programmer?

    There's a sort of programmer called a 'Juarez dude', who reverse engineers copyrighted software (such as WinWord) and makes it available free, named after the (Mexican? freedom-fighter? Emilio? Ernesto? - someone else can do the Wikipedia thing!) Juarez.

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    Re: Outlaw programmer?

    Without any other context, it is hard to say for sure what is meant.

    Cowboy coding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It could be a variation on cowboy coding, which is what old-school programmers would call just writing the software. No software engineering, no focus groups, no methodologies or testing.

    Just a guy writing software.

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