From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-23 10:46:15
David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- 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.
If the compiler doesn't optimize it away, the final binary will contain
the string as given. But it will not be clear what part is meant by the
string, so anyone using "strings a.out" will see the copyright and could
assume it refers to the whole binary. I leave it to you to judge...
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