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Yesterday, I got a copyright question on my GitHub repo for my MIDI SDK. I want to know how free software projects handle such problems. In short:

  1. Is it legal to list all constants except the General MIDI 2 program names that way, given that I make it clear that this is not the official MIDI reference?

  2. The same question, but for the General MIDI 2 program names.

If the answer to both of these questions are negative, how do Libre MIDI software cope with these issues?

I thought MIDI would work in a similar way as OpenGL, and my SDK is very similar to GLEW. But it looks like I may be wrong on this point.

  • A list of constants probably isn't copyrightable. In any case, I think this question would be better asked at Law. – curiousdannii Sep 2 '17 at 6:22
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    @curiousdannii Apparently not. The question was moved back here. – user877329 Sep 2 '17 at 16:57

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