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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-23 10:36:58

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul A. Bristow" <boost_at_[hidden]>

> Ed has taken issue with my placing a copyright notice which persists
> compilation.
> 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?

Nope. Note, however, that the compiler is free to optimize away the string
if unused.

  David Abrahams, C++ library designer for hire

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