[Lazarus] Google vs Oracle case - does it affect LCL ?
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Sun Apr 15 20:22:03 CEST 2018
On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Dmitry Boyarintsev via Lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 1:24 PM, Michael Van Canneyt via Lazarus
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> Take a routine that converts an integer to a string: Why would you
>> force someone to change what is an obvious name, simply because someone
>> else already used it ?
> I don't think that API is reviewed on per routine basis. API is reviewed as
> a whole.
> Also, in 2010 the first trial in US (if jurisdiction matters) court decision
> was that APIs cannot be copyrighted.
To further clarify in the case of Wine, reverse engineering for
interoperability and the results thereof can not violate any IP law.
So this could not possibly affect either Wine or the LCL.
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