Re: If Linux is to succeed

Jason Murdock (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 02:01:22 -0500 (EST)

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.