Wine project and Oracle google trail over aoi copyright

Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Wine project and Oracle google trail over aoi copyright

Wine is a project that allow user to run windows apps on linux os.
It does that by reimplementation of the windows api.

However Oracle claim that API are copyrightable able and sue google for reimplementation of Java api.

If they win, then wine project will be in the same problem.

microsoft could claim that they have copyright over the windows API, and that therefore this project violate their copyright by reimplement their windows API.

Other open source project will be hurt as well.

In fact any open source project that reimplement a proprietary software will become illegal, not only wine.
Theoretically microsoft will be able to shutdown mono as well.

Linus itself was reimplementation of unix api.

What are the open source organizations are doing to stop this madness?
Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

NGORCA(1)							   User Manuals 							 NGORCA(1)

ngorca - Password recovery tool for Oracle databases SYNOPSIS
ngorca [ -f hashfile ] [ OPTIONS ] DESCRIPTION
ngorca is a multithreaded password recovery tool using exhaustive key search for Oracle versions 7-11g Rel.2. Due to the weak hashing algorithm and constantly improving hardware performance, passwords can be found in minutes, depending on their length. OPTIONS
-f hashfile To use ngorca a list of usernames and hashes is required, which has the format username:hash. The username has a maxiumum length of 64 characters and the hash is always a 16 byte hex value. If the 11g algorithm is used a 40 byte SHA1 plus 20 bytes salt must be added. The hash values are calculated one after another. Example of hash file entry with old DES hash and SHA1 hash: NETGARAGE:5D7F5FD88AE4C07F:EAC3EAC57FF0635AB298EB40CBDA1BB45DFC1B7F20464AA591C1613A2CB8 -l password length The length of the password. If this option is not set, passwords with the length of 5-8 bytes are calculated. -c charset The charset of the password. 1 for numeric, 2 for alpha, 3 for alpha numeric and 4 for alpha numeric with special characters. The default is alpha numeric. -t thread number The number of threads which should be used. It is recommended to take the number of cpu's which you want to involve in the calcula- tion for the best result. Per default one thread is used. -o logfile A logfile could be specified. It contains the passwords which are found and some info messages. The default logfile name is ngorca.log placed in the directory the binary runs in. -v verbose level Loglevel for the logfile and standard output 1-4 with 4 as the highest level which contains percent printouts. The default loglevel is 1. EXAMPLE
ngorca -f hashlist -c3 -l6 -t2 -v4 BUG REPORT
For bugreporting write a mail to or use the issues tracker on the project hosting site COPYRIGHT
ngorca is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. AUTHOR
Dennis Krzyzaniak <> SEE ALSO
the project site Linux October 2009 NGORCA(1)

Featured Tech Videos