* Posts by Zapotecan

2 posts • joined 8 May 2012

Java jury finds Google guilty of infringement: Now what?

Zapotecan

Re: API should not be subject to copyright

That is my point. They are the base API, that all Software APIs are derived form.

Are we not allowed to program in the 'base API' to create derivative works, a configuration of artistic expression, to enable us to define our own IP?

Zapotecan
Devil

API should not be subject to copyright

I thought that every Software API is derived form the x86 Intel instruction set. In that the API defines the necessary number of inputs to push and pull form main memory to CPU registers using the x86 instruction set for Intel CPUs.

Function parameters are pushed onto the program stack, and a CPU register points to the stack.

The API describes inputs and outputs of the function and is compiled prior to runtime or translated during runtime into the target CPU instruction set.

Unlike a Hardware Interface ...

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