[slime-devel] Re: Slime license annoyances

Marco Antoniotti marcoxa at cs.nyu.edu
Tue Oct 25 19:47:41 UTC 2005

Apart from that,  I think that ALBERT could be yet another alternative 
source.  I was never able to quite follow through ALBERT's code, and I 
had problems with it, but then again I didn't put too much time into 


On Oct 25, 2005, at 3:16 PM, Nikodemus Siivola wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, GP lisper wrote:
>> The safe way would be a "Chinese Wall".  Have someone that has looked
>> at the code describe it (at high level, certainly not line-by-line) to
>> someone that has never seen the code.
> As far as I can tell this is quite unecessary. As long as you can make 
> a case that the reimplementation is an independent effort, not 
> derivative.
> I would personally feel quite comfortable reimplementing xref.lisp 
> (not that I have the time to do it) despite having read it. I would 
> even feel comfortable to _refer_ to it while writing another 
> implementation: "I wonder how it dealt with LET?". If the original 
> author had a problem with that I they could sue me.
> IANAL, but I don't let that bother me.
> Cheers,
>  -- Nikodemus              Schemer: "Buddha is small, clean, and 
> serious."
>                   Lispnik: "Buddha is big, has hairy armpits, and 
> laughs."
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