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From George Harley1 <GHAR...@uk.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Implementation comparisons
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2005 22:26:51 GMT
> I've only got three words: first sale doctrine. 

Hi Dalibor, 

IANAL but from the little I know on first sale doctrine (how little ? very 
little) it seems a bit of a gamble to cite it as a defence since it 
appears to be applied so arbitrarily. Regardless, I'm not sure *any* 
project would benefit from getting entangled in such a case. Something 
else to consider is that book example code is often not the best/most 
efficient way to accomplish a given task but has usually been carefully 
constructed to aid discussion of a number of key points that the author 
wishes to make. As Mark wrote, they help give a "more solid base" to 
reason from - they should not be taken as an answer or as an extension of 
a specification in themselves. 

My 2c anyway...

Best regards, 

Dalibor Topic <robilad@kaffe.org> 
05/11/2005 19:02
Please respond to


Re: Implementation comparisons

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. 

dalibor topic

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