The Decompiler Dilemma

Posted by trombonechamp on Aug 17, 2010 1:49 PM EDT; By Max Shinn
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The whole advantage to free software is that you can take it apart and look at it, right? That is what most free software advocates would have you believe. So what would happen if the GNU Project released a Perfect Decompiler, a decompiler that could perfectly decode any binary into source code understandable by humans? Would this help or hurt the Free Software Movement?

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