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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: missing mocks for jms blocks ?
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:49:26 GMT
Michael Hartle wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> Go to then click on the 
>> "continue" button below "Download the version 1.1 API..." and read 
>> section 2 of the licence: "you may not modify, decompile, or reverse 
>> engineer Software".
>> Auto-generating mocks from a jar file definitely looks like reverse 
>> engineering.
> Okay, understood - but in this case, simply using the Java Reflection 
> API on a class in the java.* or javax.* packages would already be a 
> license violation due to the "reverse engineering" aspect, or am I 
> mistaken ?

Tough question... Where does reflective programming and reverse 
engineering start? I have no answer...

> Hmm... I sent a private query to the Sun Sales staff asking for their 
> opinion on this and on the (auto-)generation of mocks of their 
> optional Java packages, as it is an interesting question. If 
> auto-generation was allowed, such a tool might automate the whole mock 
> class generation.

I guess I know the answer: they will cover their ass and answer either 
that you cannot or that they don't know but that you should avoid it in 
case it violates the licence ;-)


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