Reply to post: Re: That's not what free software is about

Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does

Christian Berger

Re: That's not what free software is about

Well I'm an expert at being wrong, I've been wrong many times before. :)

The error with this is that "copyright enforcement" is not an essential point for Free Software. In fact BSD licenses even manage fine without strong copyright enforcement. If you look further you find more and more public github projects which don't even have a license.

In fact you can easily argue that Oracle winning could have been just the opposite. Essentially it would have made a Free version of Java impossible. It would have put the Samba project into huge trouble. Essentially every project re-creating any sort of API would have potentially become illegal.

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