Christoph Hellwig's case against VMware dismissedhttps://lwn.net/Articles/696764/
Oracle v. Googlehttps://www.eff.org/cases/oracle-v-google
Hopefully both cases will be appealed soon and there's no guarantee that these two cases will be enough rulings to be applicable in all the future cases but it just got me thinking :
If APIs are not copyrightable, or if it they are copyrightable but we acknowledge the "fair use" instances,
what prevents for profit organization from writing proprietary software that provides API/ABI compatibility with GNU/Linux like wine and ReactOS?
what's going to happen when hardware companies refuse to provide any more information to linux dev (not even bothering with NDA contract option) and only support said proprietary os?
this thread might belong to /tech or /lamb, but potential implication is more about expanding the concept of copyright as understood by juristic system so I'm posting it here.