Deimos X11 bindings license question

Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Tue Sep 5 13:45:49 PDT 2017

On 9/4/2017 10:54 AM, Vadim Lopatin wrote:
>> That said, I don't know if the Oracle v. Google case and its precedent that 
>> APIs are copyrightable impact this common understanding. After all, it was 
>> commonly understood prior to that case that that copyright applies to 
>> implementations, not interfaces. Now that the court has established the 
>> opposite, does the same hold true for licensing? I don't know of any legal 
>> cases that have decided either way.

If APIs do not have copyright protections, then licensing rules do not apply.

> It looks like we need to get permission from 17 developers - all x11 binding 
> contributors.
> Additionally, contributors to Deimos/libX11
> [...]
> WalterBright

Of course I grant mine.

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