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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-23 08:41:50

Ed has taken issue with my placing a copyright notice which persists through

static const char copyright[] = "// (C) Copyright Paul A Bristow, hetp
Chromatography, 2001";

I am particularly keen to foil attempts to patent or copyright
pi to 40 decimal digits on restrictive terms,
especially by the many companies with lawyers who seem to have little else
to do.

There would seem to be plenty of recent action that are as stupid!!!

My understanding is that claiming copyright makes this much less feasible.

The 'no restrictions on use' 'licence' terms are as suggested:

// Permission to copy, use, modify, sell and distribute this software
// is granted provided this copyright notice appears in all copies.
// This software is provided "as is" with express or implied warranty,
// and with no claim as to its suitability for any purpose.

Is this against Boost policy?


Dr Paul A Bristow, hetp Chromatography
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, Cumbria
+44 1539 561830
Mobile +44 7714 33 02 04

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Brey [mailto:edbrey_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 10:44 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Math constants for naive and gurus?

> Finally, the static copyright variable needs to go. Personally,
> I would like to see the generated .hpp file placed into the
> public domain. The generator, of course, would remain copyrighted.

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