A copyright question to wine developpers

Ricardo Filipe ricardojdfilipe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 08:09:15 CDT 2012

2012/6/11 Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at redhat.com>:
> Hello!
> On 06/11/2012 10:54 AM, Christophe-Marie Duquesne wrote:
>> To my understanding, wine is a reimplementation of the MS system. As
>> far as I understand, you take MS public headers and reimplement their
>> functions. If that is how it works, then how do you deal with
>> copyright? The MS headers certainly come with a copyright clause: how
>> is it possible to redistribute these headers with wine?
> The Windows headers are copyrighted and Wine cannot redistribute those.
> Wine provides its own headers.
> bye
>        michael

yeah, what happens is the header is reimplemented, not simply
copy-pasted from Windows.
Even if the API is not copyrighted, the header contents still are.

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