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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: Regarding Java and the LGPL (fwd)
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 03:22:10 GMT

On May 31, 2012, at 6:09 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> One of the nice things about today's Alsup ruling is that we
>> can finally, definitively, and without regard to the FSF's opinions,
>> resolve the issue of name-based dynamic binding in Java and its
>> meaning for the LGPL terms.  The names are not copyrightable.
>> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120531173633275
> An article on CNET suggests that the ruling is more narrow than that:
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57444928-38/judge-says-37-oracle-apis-are-not-copyrightable/

It isn't general to all APIs.  It is general to the issue of name-based
dynamic binding in Java because that is why the specific APIs were
deemed non-copyrightable.

IOW, he affirmed Larry's interpretation of the same copyright laws.


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