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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-01 20:26:28

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At 11:26 AM 11/30/2002, David Abrahams wrote:
> >"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> >> Google tells me that I was wrong, and the "correct" implementation was
> >> originally suggested by C. Green in
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Hmm. Can anyone track him down to get permission to use it? I don't
> >recall seeing his name in any recent postings.
> Mmmm... While I think it is great if you discuss it with him or her,
> and I've sent you the email address privately, I also think that
> simply crediting him or her is enough.


> Should we be worrying about a code snippet posted on a public
> mailing list like Boost's, particularly one so short and with no
> indication of any wish to consider it anything other than a typical
> throw-away posting?

Probably not.

> I'm all for bending over backwards to protect Booster's intellectual
> property rights, but I having a lot of trouble applying IP concepts
> to such a posting. Am I off-base here?

You know, I've been talking to lawyers recently. Copyright descends
upon the writer the moment he creates something. On the other hand, if
I worry about that, I probably ought to be worrying about quoting your
previous message in my reply ;-)


                       David Abrahams
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