DeDoc

Oskar Liljeblad osk@hem.passagen.se
Wed Jun 14 06:10:00 GMT 2000


On Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 14:46, David Pettersson wrote:

> Is there a copyright problem here? Sun has copyright on their
> documentation.

I don't know. It would be nice if someone could tell definitely.
DeDoc doesn't copy the documentation, it reads it, extracts
certain words of it, and combines these words into the source
code. It's the same process that a human would do when porting
the API, this is just automated.

Judging from the generated code, with some additional
formatting, indentation and reordering of fields/methods
the result would not be distriguishable from what a human
would manually generate.

Remember that the class/field/method documentation itself is
not copied. Only the interface.

Oskar Liljeblad (osk@hem.passagen.se)


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