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: Pretty irrelevant
by jgagnon on Wed 16th May 2012 12:33 UTC in reply to "Pretty irrelevant"
jgagnon
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2008-06-24

I don't think the majority of software start-ups would suddenly leave the country. Instead, I think we'd see a new era of software incompatibility.

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RE[2]: Pretty irrelevant
by zima on Tue 22nd May 2012 23:43 in reply to "RE: Pretty irrelevant"
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2005-07-06

It probably wouldn't be so outside of "the country" in question here, though... and I imagine that most of the world would kinda like (and benefit from) such situation (and how long it would take for "the country" to conclude it was an error?)

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