"The experience may have made some consider alternatives that do not need Microsoft's licensing infrastructure to tell them what they have bought"
It's been 20 years since I stopped using Windows on my personal machines, and licensing was one of the reasons why. Not the biggest reason (that was that a Windows malfunction caused me major data loss), but it certainly was a big factor.
I have never regretted that decision, and the decisions Microsoft has made about Windows since them continues to make me ecstatic about dropping it.
>ReactOS purports to seamlessly run Windows apps and drivers in an open-source environment.
Wondering what the asinine decision to support API copyrighting in the Oracle vs Google Android case could mean for this type of endeavor in the future? This is why the Supremes need to nuke that from orbit asap.
"Wondering what the asinine decision to support API copyrighting in the Oracle vs Google Android case could mean for this type of endeavor in the future?"
In this case it is more like COPYRIGHT vs ANTI-TRUST. "They" will determine which one is MORE important to "the political donor class", and politicians' back pockets, so grab your popcorn, and enjoy the CORRUPTION.
In a *SANE* world, an API could NOT be copyrighted. It would be like copyrighting the English language.