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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RE[2]: Greed
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2012 05:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Greed"
Soulbender
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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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RE[3]: Greed
by zima on Thu 17th May 2012 16:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Greed"
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2005-07-06

And one has to wonder what impact such ruling could have on SQL (yes, an ISO standard ...but then, so is C++ ;p ) - I hear Oracle depends on it quite a bit.

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