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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Proposal for contributing code from GraniteDS
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:56:19 GMT

On 11/28/12 11:35 AM, "Franck Wolff" <> wrote:

> Alex,
> Sorry for the delay, I have been very busy last week with the new GraniteDS
> release, among other things.
> My answers below:
> 2012/11/14 Alex Harui <>

>>> Good point. All classes from the org.granite.math package were written
>> from
>>> scratch, but part of the BigDecimal code is inspired (not copied though)
>>> from the Java implementation. What do you suggest in order to make sure
>>> that there is no legal issue?
>> If you've never seen their code, I think we are good.
> Well, I did see their code but I didn't copy it and I don't think this a
> problem. However, you can double-check upon this potential issue.
OK, well Copyright is about copying so if there isn't an obvious copy of the
Java code I think we're ok there.
>>>> 2) Packaging:  All the packages are currently org.granite.*.  Do you
>> have a
>>>> large body of users who will complain loudly if you change the package
>>>> name?
>>> I don't think so: changing package names is just a research / replace
>>> operation...
>> OK, we'll I'm open to suggestions for package names and the swc name.  I
>> think it shouldn't have granite in it because it is your company's name. So
>>     org.apache.flex.math
>>     org.apache.flex.reflect
>>     org.apache.flex.validation
>> And for the swc, other than the Container dependency and ObjectUtil
>> dependency, I didn't see a lot of other Flex dependencies so I think all of
>> these classes can go in one new swc?  I don't see a reason to put it under
>> "experimental".  I considered names like "asjava.swc" since these are all
>> based on java features?
> Ok, I can be whatever the community wants.
Just pick something for now.  We can change it later.  We just need to not
use granite. 

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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