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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: FalconJS has landed
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:40:36 GMT



On 11/28/12 10:09 AM, "Kevin Newman" <CaptainN@unFocus.com> wrote:

> What's required for the legal ok? Is that like a full copyright/patent
> audit? Or is it more of checking the license requirements, or getting
> signoff from the current copyright holder? Or both? Or something else? :-)
> 
> It's already licensed under Apache 2.0, so that's a good start.
If it is under Apache license, then all we need is a software grant from the
owner.

But we can certainly use it without modification as an external dependency
today.

> 
> Anyway, a lot of the current popular plan seems to revolve around doing
> direct bindings from Flex into JS/DOM objects and not using a Flash
> layer at all, so it does seem like it may not be needed. Still, it seems
> like an option, and there is useful core items in there, like
> BitmapData, etc. that are already implemented.
> 
> Maybe the legal overhead outweighs the benefits of an already completed
> code base?
Well, I'm not currently seeing a need for it, but if other folks do, they
have to weigh the tradeoffs and make their own decision.
> 
> Kevin N.
> 
> 
> On 11/28/12 12:47 PM, Alex Harui wrote:
>> I don't think we need it.  But if folks want to try, they need to make sure
>> it is legally ok with Apache if we do so.
> 

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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