[Lazarus] Google vs Oracle case - does it affect LCL ?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Apr 15 12:15:57 CEST 2018

On Sun, 15 Apr 2018, Adrian Veith via Lazarus wrote:

> Hi,
> there is an article on phoronix
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Oracle-vs-Google-Wine-API,
> which shows that the Google vs Oracle case is concerning Wine developers
> because Wine mimics the Windows-API with the function names and
> parameters. Under this light the LCL might also be affected because it
> mimics the VCL to a large degree - and many fcl libraries mimic
> corresponding Delphi libraries. What do you think ?

For starters, most of FPC based developers are not in the US.
So the rulings of a US court do not apply to them.

Many of them are based in Europe, where different laws apply.

So, strictly speaking, if it turns out the ruling applies to LCL/FCL, 
it means that US citizens will not be allowed to use the LCL/FCL.


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