Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2012 18:04 UTC
Legal "If Judge William Alsup rules that APIs are subject to copyrights, he would overturn common wisdom in programming circles, potentially exposing many companies and developers who have built software platforms that openly mimic existing APIs. But that's not all. Such a ruling could shake things up for many other companies across the programming world and beyond." The fact we even have to worry about this speaks volumes about the state of the industry.
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Greed
by moondevil on Tue 15th May 2012 18:30 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

If Oracle wins, they will repent to the outcome created by their greed.

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RE: Greed
by shmerl on Tue 15th May 2012 18:58 in reply to "Greed"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Do they know about such concept as repentance? So far they didn't indicate it.

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RE[2]: Greed
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2012 05:09 in reply to "RE: Greed"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, considering how much Java was "inspired" by C++ it might not be the best of outcomes for them.

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