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From jude <flexcapaci...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Radii8 code donation + code formatting
Date Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:58:15 GMT
Comments inline,

On 9/2/14 8:31 PM, "Justin Mclean" <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >In the Radii8 donation I just saw that there's some code formatting code
> >that formats AS/MXML code. This seems a good fit for Tour De Flex
> >examples and this JIRA issue:
> >https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-34481
> >
> >Looks like the code [1] is based on and/or extends this [2] which is
> >Apache licensed. Can we get confirmation on this?\

The class [1] uses code from the MXML examples in the source or zip at [2].
In other words, I put some of the example code in the provided MXML
examples used to call the SyntaxHighlighter into an AS class and simplified
it's usage. So that is my class. Then I added support for Spark TextArea
using suggestion on the Google help page of the project at [2]. I had to
decipher what was suggested here [3].

2. https://code.google.com/p/as3syntaxhighlight/
3. https://code.google.com/p/as3syntaxhighlight/issues/detail?id=1#c4

Justin, you wrote:

>> The author assumed he had permission because it was on my blog and the
>> intent of the blog was to share code with the community.

> Given it's actually found in quite a few places, and Adobe doesn't seem
to mind, it may be considered public domain, but definitely better to get

That's a good question. There might be a law somewhere, and if there isn't
there should be (?), that states that if code is on a web page with no
license more than a certain number of years it goes into the public domain.
With trademark law if you don't protect your trademark then you are
implying that it is not something you care if someone else uses. We've all
seen the cases where company A goes after company B for using their name.
For example, Apple went after companies and individuals using "Pod" in the
names of their products or apps. They did that because if they didn't try
and protect it then the court would throw out cases if they tried to pursue
it later. Statue of limitations or something. Why are we all becoming
lawyers instead of coding?

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