Over the 8 years of the Oracle v. Google law suit, IAITAM has provided the occasional link to bring you up to date on whether APIs are covered by copyright or free to be used (and necessary to technology) across systems. The latest round is starting and provided the linked article that explains the history and then leaps into POV briefs from numerous sources. Read the beginning to remind yourself of the issues, then skip down and read any one of the briefs presented by authoring group. I suggest the Computer Scientists brief near the end of the long article. It is clear and straight to the point about the necessity for APIs to be usable. When Oracle responds, we’ll let you know.

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Source: www.project-disco.org