namespace protection compatible with the OSD?

phil hunt philh at
Wed Apr 18 22:14:28 UTC 2001

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> There are IP lawyers I know who will argue up and down that software
> implemented to a specification is a derivative work of that spec, so that
> spec's copyright terms need to be obeyed (which is why I said both the
> spec and the code were under my "call it something else if you're not
> compatible" license) when creating derivative works.

I hope this is not the case. I wouldn't like Microsoft to have the ability
to suppress WINE because it uses the Windows API.

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