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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FSF doesn't matter
by kwan_e on Fri 4th May 2012 08:01 UTC
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The opinion of the FSF on dynamic linking doesn't matter as much as a court's decision whether one instance of dynamic linking creates a derivative work and another one doesn't...

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