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From: Chris Little (cslittle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-16 09:17:26

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul A. Bristow [mailto:boost_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 6:07 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: RE: [boost] Corporate legal department reaction to
> Boost license


> But what about multiple authored programs.
> If I take over maintenance of David Abrahams 2000 work,
> and change it, perhaps signifcantly, what do I do?
> Add and copyright Paul Bristow 2001?

Yes. The key thing is to set the date when you assume copyright rights. If
there is an issue over who has copyright to what then CVS will provide the

> Can we also ask for or perhaps 'welcome'
> (but NOT require) acknowledgement of the source - Boost
> and author in information about programs and products built
> with it? Perhaps a standard 'acknowledgement' statement could
> be provided to be appended to the standard license? The
> users could cut and paste this into their documentation.

I wonder how many people would include an acknowledgement. I know we
wouldn't because most of our customers wouldn't know what to make of it.


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