Monday, November 10, 2014

Dear Supreme Court: Please don't allow APIs to be copyrightable!

A few days ago the EFF filed an Amicus Brief with the US Supreme Court urging it to review a horrible appellate court decision finding that APIs are copyrightable.

If you care about the health of the software industry or about the freedom of open-source developers to provide independently developed implementations that are functionally equivalent to existing APIs, then you are probably aware of this case and its implications. The deep morass that exists due to software patents is about to get much worse unless this decision is reversed.