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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Resolved: (HARMONY-103) java.lang.StringBuilder Implementation for LUNI
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2006 02:37:07 GMT


Nathan Beyer wrote:
> 1. Javadoc - Yeah, I didn't know what was the right thing to do in regards
> to the javadoc. It wasn't 100% copy and paste, but the class-level and some
> of the methods were pulled. My thought was that if we're considering the
> Javadoc as the specification for the interface, then it was fair game. I
> know this was discussed a bit earlier on the list, but I don't recall any
> real resolution. I'll checkout the code an insert original comments. Let me
> know if there are any guidelines I should follow.

Here's the rule - don't copy Sun's spec material as it's copyrighted 
work and while using it in this way is arguably fair use, Sun has 
specifically said no to this, and it's not worth the fight.

Here's the guidlines I'd like to see :

1) if it's org.apache.harmony, do whatever you want

2) if it's java[x].* and you want to do javadoc, please put a pointer to 
the relevant Sun spec, and then go to town...

geir

(next time, can you try to interleave your response with what you are 
responding to if it's multi subject?  Helps those of us that are 
catching up...)

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