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From: Dave Steffen (steffend_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 17:51:01

> Are companies worried that someone will pop up and claim
> enfringement of copyright and/or patent,
> and demand money (perhaps with menaces!)?


 We already have a bunch of really complex intellectual property
 licencing issues, and have to be really careful about this stuff. We
 can't use _any_ outside code unless the licencing term _clearly_
 allow us to do so without any IP entanglements. I've found several
 files in Boost that were lacking copyright statements, because we
 have to be so careful about this.

> If this is correct, then I believe Boost _should_ require
> the license statement to reduce the risk, Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

 I agree completely.

Dave Steffen Wave after wave will flow with the tide
Numerica Corporation And bury the world as it does
steffend_at_[hidden] Tide after tide will flow and recede
                                    Leaving life to go on as it was...
                                                        - Peart / RUSH
"The reason that our people suffer in this way....
is that our ancestors failed to rule wisely". -General Choi, Hong Hi

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