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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Kick starter
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:09:01 GMT

On 11/15/12 1:23 AM, "Maxime Cowez" <> wrote:

> @Jeffry Please don't get me wrong: I very much appreciate the fact that
> your approach is a pragmatic way to get things done quickly. I absolutely
> agree there should be less chatter and more coding. The issue is I don't
> have time to finish my own implementation and make it completely compliant
> with the framework and fully tested - unless I quit my job -, so there's no
> way I'll be able to pit it against yours as has been suggested. I also
> don't think it's a very productive approach to develop different
> implementations side-by-side and then decide which is "best". But I would
> like to be able to contribute my experience and ideas.
Maxime, you can also post whatever unfinished code you have somewhere as
inspiration for whoever is going to work with Jeffry.
> What I do not like about the way you're setting this up, is that initial
> development will happen behind closed doors (at least that's how I
> understand it). So here's a question: would you consider open-sourcing your
> development effort right from the start? Possibly by setting up a Github
> repo to make the code easily accessible. You would be in the lead, but the
> community would be able to contribute, not only by making suggestions in
> terms of functionality, but also in terms of code. Does that make sense to
> you?
I don't think that is required.  I think people should be able to write some
amount code without having to expose it to the list.  But if Jeffry wants to
save the work in progress on his whiteboard as a backup, that would be one
way to share.
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
>> On 11/14/12 11:00 AM, "Jeffry Houser" <> wrote:
>>> On 11/14/2012 1:02 PM, Alex Harui wrote:
>>>> @Jeffry, If someone hooked up the autocomplete logic to a proprietary
>>>> natural language processing library, that would probably be a problem,
>> but I
>>>> doubt that will be the case.
>>>   AutoComplete functionality is currently exposed via a filterFunction
>>> property; which works just like the filterFunction on an
>>> ArrayCollection.  The default filterFunction we provide uses regex.
>>>> What I am concerned about, though, is that it
>>>> is based on your Flextras Autocomplete, so I think that means you/we
>> have to
>>>> make sure the copyrights are handled correctly and proper paperwork is
>> filed
>>>> for any code copyrighted to a legal entity other than you.  Are the
>>>> copyrights in the existing code to Jeffry Houser or some other entity
>> that
>>>> you control?
>>>   Technically the copyrights are owned by DotComIt, LLC which happens to
>>> be a single person company owned by me.
>>>   My intent was to just add the Apache headers to the code and commit
>>> them to my whiteboard.  My intuition is that this will not be a "huge"
>>> code base.  But, if necessary I can fill out a formal software grant.
>> Time to get a mentor ruling.  Watch for a new thread.
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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