Looks like Google lost their appeal So programmers, tell me exactly how much more difficult your job is gonna be now? Tell me how safe Linux is, since it's heavily based on Unix APIs. Same thing with OSX. If AT&T or Novell decide to go back and copyright their APIs, couldn't they apply for protection, and sue Apple and Linus Torvalds over using open source non-licensed Unix variants as the base of their operating system? How bad is this gonna be?