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digitalmars.D - Licence trouble if using java apis in d libs?

reply Frank Benoit <lastname tionex.de> writes:
Perhaps a stupid question:

Is there a problem with copyright and/or licenses, if I implement a lib 
with the exact similar api ported to D for my lib?

For example implementing a xml sax parser as package
org.xml.sax
using the interface 
ContentHandler
...

Frank
Dec 14 2005
parent John Demme <me teqdruid.com> writes:
IANAL, but I'm pretty sure that it depends on the lib's license.  I happen
to know that all of the Java SAX interfaces are under public domain,
however, so you are free to do what you like with them.

BTW, if you are considering porting SAX to D, take a look at the Mango
project.  I built a DOM parser for Mango, and I've just started (yesterday)
writing some SAX-like interfaces and have ported the DOM parser I wrote. 
So, there's already a functional (although very alpha) SAX parser in Mango
(SVN at least).  There's a good deal of work to be done, however, mostly on
the backend parser side, so I'd appreciate the help if you're willing.

~John Demme


Frank Benoit wrote:

 Perhaps a stupid question:
 
 Is there a problem with copyright and/or licenses, if I implement a lib
 with the exact similar api ported to D for my lib?
 
 For example implementing a xml sax parser as package
 org.xml.sax
 using the interface
 ContentHandler
 ...
 
 Frank

Dec 14 2005