Develop .h for Wine by looking Microsoft Platform SDK

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at
Thu Nov 8 11:06:55 CST 2007

Quoting John Klehm <xixsimplicityxix at>:

> 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. =)

Given that Wine is a client of the Software Freedom Law Center,  
wouldn't it be interesting to ask them for an opinion from an actual  

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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