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Is extracting strings from an executable considered decompilation?

I am attempting to parse all possible outputs of a proprietary piece of software (ELF binary) whose license explicitly forbids reverse-engineering, decompilation and disassembly. So my question is: Could calling strings on the executable in question to list all embedded format-strings possibly be considered reverse-engineering, decompilation or disassembly? I would doubt it, since strings is […]