Computing experts call for repeal of copyrightable API decision

November 10, 2014

Signed by Ken Thompson, Bjarne Stroustrup, Bruce Schneier, Guido van Rossum, Ray Kurzweil, Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, and Andrew Tridgell, among others, the petition filed with the US Supreme Court said that the May ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Court that granted Oracle copyright protection over certain parts of Java is widely regarded as both insupportable and dangerous. […]

related reading:
Electronic Frontier Foundation¬†| “Oracle vs. Google: Amicus Brief of Computer Scientists¬†— SCOTUS petition”
ZDNet | “Oracle wins appeal in copyright battle with Google”