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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-25 13:17:03

David Abrahams wrote:
> I'm afraid the license already gives him Carte Blanche.

He said that he will not retain the name "Boost" in the ported
libraries. How can he do that without removing the Copyright notice?
Hence the differentiation I made between porting code or writing new
code reusing the ideas. But anyway, I'm not a laywer...

>>>One more question: Should I mention that the original of the
>>>converted libraries is from Boost?
>>It IMHO depends whether you "port" the existing library or if you
>>take the ideas and rewrite it. Again, the difference is difficult to
>>tell without looking at your code.
> My answer is: "if it's a good port, please mention Boost. If it's
> junk, it has nothing to do with us" ;-)

The well-known: "If it works, it was written by XYZ. If not, I don't
know who wrote it."-disclaimer :-D

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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