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From Dalibor Topic <robi...@kaffe.org>
Subject Re: Implementation comparisons
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:34:51 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> Dalibor Topic wrote:
> 
>>On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 05:58:20PM +0000, Tim Ellison wrote:
>>
>>
>>>>Luckily there are several in depth books about
>>>>various parts of the core library. O'Reilly and Addison Wesley publish
>>>>some very good titles. Since real programmers use these books and the
>>>>examples they give they are often a more solid base to work from.
>>>
>>>At the risk of sounding boring, it is worth noting that the books'
>>>material is usually copyrighted and licensed too -- so we have to be
>>>careful not to copy examples from any reference material into Harmony's
>>>implementation or test suites where the license is incompatible with the
>>>ASL.
>>
>>
>>Licenses in real, printed books?
>>
>>I've only got three words: first sale doctrine. 
> 
> 
> It's not a restriction on the dissemintation of the info in the books
> that is limited, but copying verbatim a book's sample code into a test
> suite or as an implementation of the class library is probably bad form.
> 

Full ACK.

I am sorry for having misinterpreted your original comment to think it'd
be about EULAs on printed books.

cheers,
dalibor topic

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