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Reusing software 'interfaces' is fine, Google tells Supreme Court, pleads: Think of the devs

bombastic bob Silver badge

yeah I fear I have to side with Google *cough* and Microsoft *cough* on this one, because I can see the tea leaves being VERY VERY BAD if Oracle gets their way in this...

every API could suddenly become PROPRIETARY!!! Writing a competing product would THEN be IMPOSSIBLE... and say goodbye to Wine, and other open source alternatives to commercial products, maybe even Open and/or Libre office.

And THAT would be COMPLETELY *FELT* ('feel' being the OTHER 'F' word)!

(only the lawyers win when all of this CRAP happens)

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