> -----Original Message-----
> From: mingw-dvlpr-admin@...
> [mailto:mingw-dvlpr-admin@...] On Behalf Of
> Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos
> Sent: 24. november 2004 11:54
> To: mingw-dvlpr@...
> Subject: Re: [MinGW-dvlpr] FW: [ros-dev] headers suggestion
> > In addition, Microsoft's web MSDN documentation has equal copyright
> > standing as the documentation and headers within the SDK. If
> > documentation on the web is acceptable, why would downloadable
> > resources not be?
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> I don't see any explicit exception for the MSDN library.
> Except maybe the fact that it reads:
> The MSDN Library is an essential resource for developers using
> Microsoft tools, products, and technologies. It contains a
> bounty of technical programming information, including sample
> code, documentation, technical articles, and reference guides.
> I believe it's usually considered legal to use documentation
> for achieving compatibility.
> Dimitri Papadopoulos
You must understand the difference between a copyrighted work and
the information it carries. The information in the work cannot be
copyrighted, but a representation of it can. In some cases the
information in a work can be patented though. Fair use is what
allows others to use the same names in definitions in order to