Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:41 UTC
Legal And thus, it ends. Despite a never-ending stream of doom and gloom from Oracle/Microsoft-funded 'pundits' regarding Google and Android (six hundred billion trillion gazillion eurodollars in damages!!1!), judge Alsup has just squashed all of Oracle's chances with a ruling that is good news for those of us who truly care about this wonderful industry: APIs are not copyrightable. Alsup: "To accept Oracle's claim would be to allow anyone to copyright one version of code to carry out a system of commands and thereby bar all others from writing their own different versions to carry out all or part of the same commands. No holding has ever endorsed such a sweeping proposition." Supreme Court, Ellison?
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cdude
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2008-09-21

You cant write a poetry in an interface.

The interface is the poetry-category. Your concrete poetry is an *implementation* of that interface.

Others may write poetry's too that implement that interface, means match into the same category your poetry does. In no case can you prevent others to do that by claiming the poetry-category for yourself only. There are very good reasons this is not possible and the same applies to Software.

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