[License-discuss] [License-review] Copyright on APIs

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Sat Jun 29 23:51:57 UTC 2019

Pamela Chestek dixit:

>But it also is equally good for open source software because the

No, it would be really bad for OSS in general, because…

>copyleft effect would have greater reach

… that would imbalance the scales away from copycentre/Ⓕ copyfree
and towards copyleft, which per se is the more restrictive part
of OSS (tolerated as necessary but, in ipso, burdensome).

Considerations of certain strong copyleft effects not being valid
aside, these things are best avoided entirely.

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when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
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