Archive for the ‘API’ Category

Update #5: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In a previous post about the long running Oracle vs. Google case, we noted that “Oracle has a federal appeals court precedent on its side, which it can use as a sword against all other Java API users who Oracle believes may be violating its copyrights.  So, unless and until another court decides otherwise, the IT community should be aware that Oracle may be on the hunt for violators.” (more)

 
bTrade’s Handy MFT Tips: What to Do with Applications during System or Database Maintenance

It’s no secret that properly maintaining your internal technologies is vital to their longevity and your company’s success.  The majority of businesses today could not function without them, and smart companies go to great lengths to properly maintain business critical systems.  Hardware needs to be maintained and replaced to keep up with increasing demand.  Operating systems and databases need constant updating to fix bugs, patch security holes and increase performance.  There is no avoiding this requirement which must be done on a regular basis. (more)

 
Update #3: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In November 2014, we posted a piece about the Oracle vs. Google case and the ongoing court battle over whether APIs can be copyrighted.  In January 2015, we provided an update about the Supremes (a.k.a., the United States Supreme Court) inviting the federal government to submit a brief “expressing the views of the United States.” (more)

 
Update #2: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In November 2014, we posted a piece about the Oracle vs. Google case and the ongoing court battle over whether APIs can be copyrighted.  The eventual outcome of the case has potentially huge implications for not just the software industry, but for all organizations that use APIs to facilitate seamless communication between different software applications/programs.  We promised to keep all our MFT Nation readers updated on events in this case.  Well, there has been a development. (more)

 
To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

APIs Explained

Some MFT Nation readers are undoubtedly familiar with an “application programming interface,” or API for short.  An API is defined as a “popular element of programs that enable inter-program communications.”  For those wanting a more concrete definition, click here to read a very clever way of explaining an API in “laymen’s terms.” (more)

 
 
 
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