The Oracle-Google Case Will Decide the Future of Software

It is the opinion of this reporter that APIs should not be subject to copyright because, by their very nature, they allow for open access and interoperability with either closed or copyright-protected software. APIs are critical infrastructure when dealing with a connected world–much like a highway is in meatspace–and, for the sake of innovation and competition, should not be locked down.

The legal battle between Oracle and Google is about to come to an end. And nothing less is as stake than the future of programming.

Source: The Oracle-Google Case Will Decide the Future of Software | WIRED

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