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Debian and keyboard mapping copyrights

Mar 19, 2009, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josselin Mouette)

"It is my opinion that, in European law, the copyright on a keyboard mapping does not affect that of its implementation, because, among other things, of the interoperability exception ? in the same way a function prototype is not subject to copyright while the function itself is. Francis Leboutte believes the opposite and claims that drivers implementing a derivative layout are illegal. I don? think this disagreement will resolve, since it could only happen in a court, and we both have better things to do than suing each other for a keyboard mapping."

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