Develop .h for Wine by looking Microsoft Platform SDK

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at
Wed Nov 7 01:21:09 CST 2007

Am Mittwoch, 7. November 2007 01:00:54 schrieb King InuYasha:
> It is not legal at all. Using Microsoft Platform SDK header code is not
> under the GNU General Public License version 2.0 or its listed compatible
> licenses, so you have to do it manually WITHOUT looking at the PSDK. I
> recommend removing the PSDK from your system as a way to remove temptation.
Headers contain facts, and facts cannot be copyrighted. Also the sdk headers 
are the only source of information. Collecting them from the msdn is not 
going to work.

The typing of the header itself is copyrighted though, so you must not 
copypaste from the MS Header. The wine header should be implemented as 
differently as possible, but still be 100% compatible. Especially watch out 
that the wine header includes the same files the other header does.

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