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From "S. Meslin-Weber" <st...@tangency.co.uk>
Subject Re: [jchevm] generic Harmony_Class_Lib/GNU_Classpath adapter is on JIRA Harmony-192
Date Fri, 10 Mar 2006 17:47:30 GMT
On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 11:41:11AM -0600, Archie Cobbs wrote:
> Weldon Washburn wrote:
> >>Either solution is OK with me, but I'd much prefer #1 because it's
> >>cleaner code and I'd rather not start adding hacks at this point that
> >>move us away from the current common API.
> >
> >I agree that #1 is the cleanest, easiest technical approach.  The
> >difficulty is convincing an attorney that a file in Harmony Class Lib
> >called "blah blah GNU blah blah CLASSPATH" has nothing to do with gnu
> >or classpath.  I vote for adding a few lines of code to avoid spending
> >hours with an attorney.
> Hmm.. honestly I'm starting to lose patience with all this legal nonsense.
> Not your fault of course Weldon.
> Rhetorically I ask how is using "gnu.classpath" in a class name any worse
> than using "java.lang"? Sun has a trademark on the work "java" you know.

Or what about com.sun.* ? You'll have to for the doclets stuff.
Honestly, we need to credit lawyers with a little more sense than that.

> Can someone (Geir?) give us a quick answer on this so we can proceed??

Yes, please.

Stephane Meslin-Weber         Email: steph@tangency.co.uk
Senior Software Engineer      Web: http://odonata.tangency.co.uk

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