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Re: Copying include files from IRIX?

To: Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@bun.falkenberg.se>
Subject: Re: Copying include files from IRIX?
From: Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:24:25 -0500
Cc: SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Organization: Just Another Snake Cult
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990126120309.12068K-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> <19990126175936.A414@bun.falkenberg.se>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Ulf Carlsson wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jan 26, 1999 at 12:04:27PM -0500, Alex deVries wrote:
> > I can steal everything directly from the IRIX include files, but I wonder
> > about copyright issues.
> >
> > What should I do about this?
> 
> They can't copyright an interface.

But that's not what Alex is talking about.  SGI can't prevent us (should
they even want to!) from writing headers that correspond to the
interface, but they could certainly protect their expression of that
interface.

Mike

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