Proprietary loadable kernel modules
Posted Mar 21, 2011 8:45 UTC (Mon) by FlorianMueller
In reply to: Proprietary loadable kernel modules
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
A compiler similarly "strips" comments and normalizes code; and in no sense is a piece of code dependent on a comment, or on the amount of white space in a declaration or definition; those things are semantically meaningless in a source file. Google posits, therefore, that all those things with semantic meaning in those header files is not copyrightable.
FULL ACK. Google's approach is that they harvest all the fruit from the trees and say only the remainder is copyrightable...
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