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reactos now illegal in the us thanks to supreme court

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http://www.infoworld.com/article/294110 ... 2015-06-29

it seems that the supreme court has ruled that apis are protected by copyright law in effect rendering reactos and wine illegal

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1. ReactOS isn't being sold, so it isn't violating a copyright, just like it can use FAT32 without violating that copyright.

2. A copyright doesn't mean "illegal". Microsoft would have to specifically go after violators, and that's only if they even want to do that.

Don't spread FUD.

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Konata wrote:1. ReactOS isn't being sold, so it isn't violating a copyright, just like it can use FAT32 without violating that copyright.

2. A copyright doesn't mean "illegal". Microsoft would have to specifically go after violators, and that's only if they even want to do that.

Don't spread FUD.
well so your saying i got the book harry potter and post the text of all the book online for free immune from copyright prosecution? just because im not asking for money?

prior to this ruling it was assumed the api like "CryptGenRandom" was not copyright-able the code used to produce that api was but not the api itself
now though it doesn't matter how the os or program comes up with that api it is copyrighted by Microsoft and can not be used just like if i posted the text from harry potter on here it would be illegal

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/librar ... 85%29.aspx

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There are opensource FAT32 drivers out there.
I use ReactOS on real hardware. Will you? My Computers: https://www.reactos.org/wiki/PC_ROS_Rigs Go all the way to the bottom.

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Copyright law does not grant a blanket ban on other people utilizing an IP and we would ask that you stop perpetuating the myth that it does. Note that the Supreme Court did not rule on whether Google's implementation of the Java standard library violated the 'coypright,' that they sent back down to the lower courts to determine whether reimplementation of an API constitutes fair use. So, no, this ruling does not make ReactOS illegal in the States.

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I just read through the entire article. It has literally nothing to do with ROS. Why would you even post that here?

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Azlidor wrote:I just read through the entire article. It has literally nothing to do with ROS. Why would you even post that here?
Comparing pears to apples and stuff ya know ^^ Well. We all know that it's dangerous stuff Wine and we do, but it it NOT illegal (yet) as long as we do not dirty reverse it.
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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EmuandCo wrote:Comparing pears to apples and stuff ya know ^^
Don't you mean "apples and oranges"? :D
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ArmyMan007 wrote:
EmuandCo wrote:Comparing pears to apples and stuff ya know ^^
Don't you mean "apples and oranges"? :D
Well, in German it is "Äpfel und Birnen", so.... maybe^^
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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gabrielmorrow wrote:http://www.infoworld.com/article/294110 ... 2015-06-29

it seems that the supreme court has ruled that apis are protected by copyright law in effect rendering reactos and wine illegal
Did you read the article? It's still undecided by now.

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Can this thread be locked? There's literally no reason for it to continue.

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We generally only lock topics if a problem develops. Otherwise we try to keep a light touch and let the community self-regulate.

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Z98 wrote:We generally only lock topics if a problem develops. Otherwise we try to keep a light touch and let the community self-regulate.
Okie dokie! Thanks for the update :)

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Mod: See rule #1 of code of conduct.

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mrgoogle wrote:WELL FUCK U MICROSOFT
Microsoft isn't the supreme court.

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