Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 22:32 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal "The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that application programming interfaces and other functional characteristics of computer software are not eligible for copyright protection. Users have the right to examine computer software in order to clone its functionality - and vendors cannot override these user rights with a license agreement, the court said." Bravo. A landmark ruling, for sure. If the US courts decide in favour of Oracle in the Google-Oracle case, Europe would instantly become an even friendlier place for technology companies.
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ndrw
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2009-06-30

Nah.. I was already replying to you, when I realized it simply doesn't make sense. You're obviously set in your opinions, and so am I. Everyone else: sorry for the off-topic.

So, just quickly reasserting my opinions:
- Austerity is a necessary evil (we shouldn't have inflated the economy in the first place).
- Austerity is still better that further inflating the credit bubble.
- I don't mind good ideas regardless of their origin (here: Germany).
- You're living in Greece in 2004, watching Olympic Games and thinking how this massive expenditure is going to push the country forward.

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