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From: Thomas Wenisch (twenisch_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-24 23:37:59


Just as a note to those scanning files for copyright messages, I was once
informed by lawyers at one of my former employers that the string "(C)"
(that is, a capital C in parenthesis) has no legal standing - only the
word "copyright" or the copyright symbol (not available in ASCII) legally
imply a claim of copyright.

Whether this is correct or not, I would suggest that Boost err on the side
of caution. If we are going to scan files for copyright strings, we might
as well require that they spell out the word "copyright".


-Tom Wenisch
Computer Architecture Lab
Carnegie Mellon University

On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Beman Dawes wrote:

> At 12:36 PM 11/19/2002, Rene Rivera wrote:
> >I think you did a limited search... only in the headers. There are many
> >more files without (C). For example most "Jamfile"s don't have one.
> >
> >Could you post how you did the search... perhaps this is something for
> >Beman
> >to add to the list of checks for releases.
> Thanks, Rene.
> It's on my list to add to the scans.
> --Beman
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