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From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-05 13:26:28

On Wednesday, February 05, 2003 1:16 PM [GMT+1=CET],
Martin Wille <mw8329_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
> > Bjorn Karlsson and I are wondering if Boost should require copyrights on
> > Jamfiles.
> Jamfiles are part of the build system; they won't become part of
> a an executable. So everything is fine when a vendor ships a
> binary or a DLL.
> However, when Boost is incorporated to some other open source
> project, missing copyrights and licences might become a problem.
> Moreover, copyright statements hinder evil-doers to wrongfully
> claim ownership.
> I'm not a lawyer, so I'm just guessing, bit I think we should
> put copyrights into Jamfiles, Makefiles and the like as well.

I agree with this reasoning.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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