It would not be possible to ask embarcadero for permission to use the names of the functions of the old vcl. I think that lazarus will eventually benefit them too, because it makes pascal / delphi better known, and eventually a pascal user can choose between delphi and lazarus.

Il 15/04/2018 12:15, Michael Van Canneyt via Lazarus ha scritto:

On Sun, 15 Apr 2018, Adrian Veith via Lazarus wrote:


there is an article on phoronix,
which shows that the Google vs Oracle case is concerning Wine developers
because Wine mimics the Windows-API with the function names and
parameters. Under this light the LCL might also be affected because it
mimics the VCL to a large degree - and many fcl libraries mimic
corresponding Delphi libraries. What do you think ?

For starters, most of FPC based developers are not in the US.
So the rulings of a US court do not apply to them.

Many of them are based in Europe, where different laws apply.

So, strictly speaking, if it turns out the ruling applies to LCL/FCL, it means that US citizens will not be allowed to use the LCL/FCL.


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