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From: John (EBo) David (ebo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-04 06:19:05

Gregory Seidman <gseidman_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> One would have to work from the Qt documentation and never look at their
> code. Of course, we wouldn't want a source-compatible Qt library anyway
> since the whole point of integrating it with STL/Boost is to avoid their
> nonstandard containers, strings, keywords, etc. Most importantly, software
> design has never been protected intellectual property (except insofar as it
> was a trade secret, and since the design is embodied in the GPL'd Qt
> source it cannot be considered a trade secret... but IANAL).

stage 1 cleanroom practice.

hmmm... am I remembering correctly everybody sueing everybody over the
last 20 years or so. In particular Apple/Mircosoft over look and feel
and which hotkeys were bound to which other hotkeys...

Anyone can sue anyone, but the question is make it as difficult for them
to win, etc.

> It would certainly be possible. There are various projects out there which
> attempt to produce a good C++ GUI API. The problem is that the ones which
> are attempting STL integration are not attempting platform portability, and
> vice versa. Boost has the opportunity to attempt both.


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