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

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Sun Apr 15 16:37:49 CEST 2018

On 2018-04-15 13:11, Mark Morgan Lloyd via Lazarus wrote:
>  and copyright is governed 
> by international treaties.

And like Michael said, the majority of FPC and Lazarus developers are
all based outside of the USA - and most in the EU. Very different laws
in the EU.

> Leaving aside the question of jurisdiction and differing tolerance of 
> reverse engineering etc.

Nothing was reversed engineered. The API's are openly documented in help
files, wiki pages etc.

> the company that owned the 
> rights to Delphi made commercial use of the FPC compiler.

And with that EMBT probably doesn't have a leg to stand on. The only
game EMBT can now play is purposely change behaviour or implement things
differently to FPC and Lazarusu - which EMBT is already doing. Maybe
live harder for the open source projects.


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