Hardware support for AMD Geode CS5536 audio?
des at des.no
Fri Nov 28 01:43:40 PST 2008
Patrick Lamaizière <patfbsd at davenulle.org> writes:
> You cannot include a file under the GPL license without being
> contaminated. Even a simple .h with only some #define.
On the contrary, as was settled in SCO v. IBM, constant and structure
definitions are not copyrightable if they are dictated by external
factors, such as compatibility with existing software or hardware.
There are even cases in which actual code is not copyrightable,
specifically if the algorithm it implements is so simple that no
reasonable programmer would have implemented it in any other way.
(SCO tried to argue, among other things, that Linux had stolen errno.h
from SCO Unix)
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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