Having APIs themselves be worthy of copyright protection will be a scary precedent. I hope Oracle goes down in flames on this one.
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- The NeXT was a thing of beauty. We brought one into the office I worked at in the mid 1980s (some consulting project, I don't recall the details). All of us developers gathered around it to salivate.Apr 20, 2012
- I worked for a company that sold them... we didn't sell very many !!
Pity the software wasn't there but it was light years ahead of its time.Apr 20, 2012
- Ray Ryan+3People don't seem to realize that a good chunk of the world is now walking around with NeXT machines in their pockets.Apr 20, 2012
- It would serve them right if they win and then were forced to pay fees to use the APIs on every platform their database runs on.
Sure, a big chunk of OSX is dervied from the NeXT OS, but they aren't using Display PostScript as a window manager any more, and they sure aren't mostly using 2-bit grayscale. IIUC, the BSD single-server underwent substantial change as well.Apr 20, 2012
- Good point. They're also not a cubic foot, or coated with magnesium.Apr 20, 2012
- I still have my NeXTstation in a box in my basement. It took an $8000 personal loan from the bank to buy that 25Mhz bad boy. It was the most expensive purchase of my life up until age 30. I can't bring myself to get rid of it :-)Apr 20, 2012