From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-21 06:17:32
>Of course, with the US Patent Office churning out thousands of
>software patents there is every chance that some Boost code already
>violates some patents. If so I wonder if Boost itself is liable, or
>if responsibility rests on those who use Boost to create an actual
And if the author is not from the US, and the patent doesn't apply in their
home country (my impression is that EU patent offices are much less likely
to grant a software patent than their US brethren)?
How many ways do you want to spell "minefield"?
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