|Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 2012 @ 02:53 PM EDT|
An API is nothing more than the conceptual consequence of
some source code, that source code compiled, and some
documentation (yes: TBFM which is required reading, hence
the R in RTFM), each of which is copyrighted individually.
It (the 'an API') does not actually exist, it is not
actually a thing, whereas TBFM, the source code and the
binary are all actual things you can point at and see and
Look the word up in the dictionary.
Concepts cannot be copyrighted, its the law.
Is the US judicial system really so blind or driven by IP
Max, that they would undermine the fundamental tenet that
'ideas cannot be owned'
ISTM that everyone keeps skimming over the easy solution in
order to show everyone how clever they are with their
Sometime bashing someone over the head with a dictionary is
Go now, go look it up, C.O.N.C.E.P.T.
If you're really lucky you'll hear a nice 'ping' sound and
it will suddenly get much brighter.
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