From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-30 11:07:36
"David B. Held" <dheld_at_[hidden]> writes:
> "John Maddock" <jm_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> Hard to make any patent guarentees I think, as I'm sure the inventors of
>> the .gif format would attest to.
> Maybe the Boost moderators could solicit donations from companies
> with a vested interest in the success of Boost.
Volunteering the boost moderators for more work is always the last
resort of the desperate <wink>
> In particular, it would be interesting if a legal advisory
> panel/committee or some such could be assembled on a purely
> voluntary basis to perform patent searches and and give advice on
> license terms. It seems that if some well-heeled companies gain
> some benefit from using Boost, this is a reasonably small way they
> can contribute, with resources that they are already paying for
It would be very interesting if someone would emerge from the
community who was willing to set up and coordinate such a panel (hint,
And if Boost is a legal non-profit organization
It's not. Maybe it should be, though I'm not convinced.
> then maybe the donations could be tax deductible as well? I have no
> idea. Also, it would help Boost authors devise licenses that are
> fair, but perhaps offer a stronger level of protection to potential
> library users.
It's very clear to me that we should be moving in the direction of a
single license, so that authors would for the most part not be
devising their own license text.
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