What happens to the GPL in FPGA & VLSI implementations?
wylnewland at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 14:04:04 EST 2005
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 09:54:56 +0000, Rob Myers <robmyers at mac.com> wrote:
> You can write a piece of *software* that acts like MS Office but has no
> code in it. The important thing for copyright is whether you are
> copying the original code, not whether your code is functionally
> equivalent (that's patents).
I remember the Lotus v. Paperback Software case many years ago that
ruled Paperback Software had infringed on the Lotus spreadsheet
because of "look and feel" equivalence. The following URL discusses
that and related decisions.
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