From: Jaakko Jarvi (jajarvi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-09 11:42:18
Hi Dave, others,
Just got an ok allowing
the "All rights reserved" to be removed from the
copyright in enable_if. The version in boost sandbox
has been changed accordingly.
In our last exciting episode David Abrahams wrote:
> The word from the lawyer (Devin Smith, Nixon Peabody LLP) is:
> I don't think it belongs in the copyright notice for anything
> (software, electronic documentation, etc.) that is being licensed.
> It belongs in books that are sold where, in fact, all rights (e.g.,
> to reproduce the book, etc.) are being reserved in the publisher or
> author. I think it shouldn't be in the BSD license.
> The copyright notice for boost licenses should be Copyright (c)
> [year of first publication] [name of author]. It satisfies both US
> and foreign requirements.
> That being said, it's a very esoteric issue, largely because the
> notice itself isn't a requirement for copyright validity anymore, it
> just precludes someone from claiming innocent infringement.
> So, my sense is that it should be removed, if only because it will
> make automatic checking simpler.
> Dave Abrahams
> Boost Consulting
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