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    SubjectRe: If Linux is to succeed

    On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, W. Reilly Cooley wrote:

    > On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Jason Benderly wrote:
    >
    > > Linux needs applications to succeed in business. No question
    > > about it. Not the pathetic Applix or buggy WordPerfect. Why is
    > > it that the Windows API has not been ported to Unix? Why not the
    > > Microsoft Foundation classes? Why not ActiveX/OLE/DCOM.
    >
    > I proposed that earlier today. One of the biggest problems would be with
    > the copyrights of the Windows APIs. I am not exactly sure if it is
    > actually able to own an interface (i.e., a set of function prototypes and
    > pre-processor definitions), but I suppose it would be roughly analogous to
    > the Look & Feel contention. Does anyone have any legal knowledge about
    > this?

    I remember reading somewhere that Lotus sued Borland or some company
    becouse they had a look that was like one of their products. They lost
    the suit. I guess that would be legal pressident.

    jason


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