[OpenJDK Rasterizer] Rasterizer replacement proposal
roman.kennke at aicas.com
Tue Jun 12 12:26:54 PDT 2007
> > I don't think it's Sun only policy, pretty much any company has it.
> > It is easy to become tainted by looking at other's people code.
> > The fact that the code is open-source doesn't matter, since
> > it's a question of copyright.
> Note that the copyright isn't in question in this case since it all comes from
> GNU Classpath. It is exactly the same as OpenJDK is already using (GPL +
> classpath) and you can be sure that the FSF made sure sure all that code is as
> clean as can be. They are kind of pedantic about that :)
Yeah, but it's still copyrighted by the FSF. I think this is the
problem. It really doesn't matter from a legal POV if the license is the
same. License != copyright owner. Copying FSF code would be copyright
infringing, regardless of the actual license. Yes it is a good learning
exercide trying to defend 'the other side' ;-)
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