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"Google, which has been under rising pressure along with other tech companies to release diversity data"
"Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,"
Now, by in-sourcing their "low-pay employees," they are instantly closer to where they want to be.
But they won't let you keep old citizenship if you decide to become a citizen of the USA.
I've seen it happen a lot.
Whoever told you that falsehood should not be believed in the future.
All interfaces 'literally use the code' If calling an interface makes my code a derived work that is very, very bad in a larger sense.
Do you understand that the case of the linux kernel is different than the oracle vs google case? Google literally rewrote all the code from scratch, merely maintaining the APIs. In the case of the Linux kernel, drivers use the actual code written by Linus et al, it's not just using the APIs.
Old thread. Linus apparently thought header files/interfaces could be copyrighted. He's been shown to be wrong in the USA.
A) If you're talking about Oracle VS Google, The appeals court overruled that
B) It's not just 'using the header files', it's literally using the kernel code, so even if interfaces couldn't be copyrighted, that wouldn't apply here.
So you prefer ones that shit on the Windows community?
The userspacr process does not execute any kernel code, just request that the kernel do something.
Any function call can be characterized in the same way.
The deciding factor is whether or not it is using the defined API. If so, it is mere use and not derivation.
You are wrong; if you care to understand why, Linus explains in more depth.
For example, imagine NVidia has a driver for their graphics card, and they decide to port the driver to Linux. Of necessity, they will need to use some Linux kernel code to do so. Would that be a derivative work, or not?