[Lazarus] Embarcadero vs Lazarus/FPC (Oracle vs Google)

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue May 8 10:48:56 CEST 2012

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 8 May 2012 09:45,  <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be> wrote:>> At worst it would mean FPC/Lazarus cannot be used in the US.
> Thinking about it further... I guess even if the judge rules thatAPI's are copyrightable in the US, Embarcadero would have a hard timecoming after the FPC project.... because the latest Delphi ships withand uses FPC for its iOS (ARM) support. So in a way Embarcadero is OKwith FPC (excluding Lazarus).

Definitely not a safe conclusion. Embarcadero could argue that they 
owned the IP that FPC was implementing, and were using the FPC compiler 
whilst at the same time preparing a legal attack.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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