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From "Renaud BECHADE" <renaud.bech...@numerix.com>
Subject RE: some ideas
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2005 01:29:31 GMT

I guess that reading some good research papers and studying "free" impls can
do the same... The risk to copy or rather give an impression of copy is
real IMHO.

RB

-----Original Message-----
From: Enrico Migliore [mailto:enrico.migliore@fatti.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:31 PM
To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: some ideas

Dear Steven,

>
> Please refer to this:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/faq/faq.html#faq3_2
> It may be beneficial to learn the lib source of Sun JDK, but I think
> it's better to start from a clearer point.


I read the FAQ you mentioned, and this the excerpt, I think, you are
referring to:

"If you are going to contribute source code to GNU Classpath we must
make sure that you have
not studied the source code of the JDK/JRE or decompiled any of its classes"

If we don't study how a solid implementation has been built, how can we
make a better
implementation? Nobody here wants to infringe any license, but taking
inspiration from
someone's else work is legal. By taking inspiration I don't mean copying
or refurbishing
Sun's code, I mean studying the strategies and the solutions adopted.


ciao,
Enrico


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