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Re: psmisc and POSIX compliance

Scripsit csmall@enc.com.au (Craig Small)

> Can I implement these features, using my own code and not having seen a
> POSIX implementation, without causing any problems for me (which I don't
> mind that much) and for Debian (which I mind a lot).

Yes. There is no such thing as copyright on features or interfaces
(see Lotus vs Borland, etc). As long as you don't reuse text from
the proprietary POSIX specifications for *documenting* your
implementation, there will be no problem.

Henning Makholm          "Den nyttige hjemmedatamat er og forbliver en myte.
                    Generelt kan der ikke peges på databehandlingsopgaver af
                  en sådan størrelsesorden og af en karaktér, som berettiger
              forestillingerne om den nye hjemme- og husholdningsteknologi."

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