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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Handling Adobe Binaries
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 12:01:43 GMT
But isn't creating an exact copy of the API our goal, in order to have
feature and functional parity?

If I don't match the function signatures, then the world goes to shit.


On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 5/1/12 4:54 PM, "Jeffry Houser" <jeffry@dot-com-it.com> wrote:
> >   It shouldn't violate copyright; because we are writing our own code
> > from scratch.  Unless Adobe wants to claim copyright on the API which is
> > possible.  I know I read about a API related lawsuit at one point, but I
> > have no idea what the results were.
> Again, I'm not a lawyer, but here's my logic:  If we were writing actual
> code that did something, then I would agree, starting from scratch
> shouldn't
> be a violation of copyright.  But to try to create an exact replica of an
> API is to me the equivalent of hearing a song, but not having the sheet
> music, re-creating the song exactly.  I don't think you can do that in the
> music business.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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