You, go, Jon!
Posted Mar 21, 2011 18:33 UTC (Mon) by butlerm
In reply to: You, go, Jon!
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
What precedent? I'm not aware of any precedent. (If you know of legal precedent, I would like to know about it. IANAL, but I intend to play one someday.)
Try Baystate v. Bentley Systems (1996), which held that technical interfaces are not copyrightable, including structure layouts and element names. See here (pdf). It is hard to see what could be left in a stripped interface header file, other than complex macros or inline functions, which presumably have much stronger protection.
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