Originally Posted by Surveyor
This has been asked a number of times in this thread and each time there is no response. The main reason being is that what you are asking for is considered a crime. Possession of those files that you mention might also be illegal but I am not positive. That being said, I am sure it (hack) has been done already but getting that data from a public forum probably is not going to happen.
Yes and no, this depends on the local laws of your country of residence. US industry likes to SELL you everything, same time claim that you are not allowed to do with YOUR property what you like. At least some European countries honor property and once purchased it is yours. Eg. "hacking" an iPhone
or private copies of my music
or video library. For my own personal use I am allowed to do this, of course, I am not allowed to sell any copies, or results of my reverse engineering, but I may sell the original if I do not keep the copies. US industry likes to sell you same stuff you purchased already over and over again. And even the worse, you pay copyright fees
for an empty storage
medium, but you are not allowed to make any copies. This makes much sense - for the "free" US Industry.
For the question asked, a US based forum might then be not the best choice ;-) but do not ask me, though I am very interested in openCPN and love the intuitive handling compared with my very user unfriendly Raymarine
plotter, I use the plotter with its charts on a cartridge just because of the integration with a radar