adding structures to headers

Geoff Thorpe geoff at
Tue Sep 9 21:34:53 CDT 2003

On September 9, 2003 10:14 pm, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On September 9, 2003 08:40 pm, Geoff Thorpe wrote:
> > when adding missing functions and structure types to wine headers, to
> > what extent can we copy-n-paste structure definitions from the
> > documentation at web? IANAL.
> I'd say none -- don't copy-n-paste, express it (type it) yourself.
> The interface is not protected by copyright, but its _expression_
> (i.e. how it is formatted, etc.) is, so please don't copy that.

Ah, well the difference is less than obvious to me. In particular, the 
formatting on the web-page wasn't an exact match with that used in the 
wine headers, so I had to produce the header content manually. And of 
course taking a pretty-printed rendering of a structure in HTML and 
producing a C header definition would seem to me to be a change of its 
"expression". On the other hand, I *have* duplicated the interface 
verbatim in terms of using exactly the same element names, the same order 
of elements in the structures, etc.

I've already posted the patch(es) to wine-patches, do you think what I've 
done constitutes a problem?


Geoff Thorpe
geoff at

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