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From Enrico Migliore <enrico.migli...@fatti.com>
Subject Re: some ideas
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 14:30:40 GMT
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.


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