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From "James Carman" <>
Subject RE: [javaflow] class loader
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:27:45 GMT
Out of curiosity, how would Sun know if you copy/pasted rather than writing
from scratch, assuming you use the same variable/method names or you
actually did copy/paste and changed some variable/method names?  I don't
know the legality of how that all works.  I'm just wondering.  How would
they actually prove a violation when you're writing code that essentially
does the same exact thing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Torsten Curdt [] 
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 2:19 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
Subject: Re: [javaflow] class loader

>> aehem... please don't copy-and-paste.
>> AFAIK we cannot do this because of
>> sun's license restrictions.
> I believe I only cut-and-paste from AntClassLoader, not  
> URLClassLoader, but now that you mentioned it, I'm no longer too  
> sure. Did you spot any code that look like from URLClassLoader?

I haven't checked yet.

> Should I just throw it away and reimplement it from scratch, just  
> to be safe?

Well, it would be better if you are not sure


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