Develop .h for Wine by looking Microsoft Platform SDK

John Klehm xixsimplicityxix at
Wed Nov 7 07:11:43 CST 2007

On 11/7/07, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at> wrote:
> 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.

Hrmm smells like another good FAQ item. =)

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