From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-10 14:37:41
My Mother says you don't need the comma, and she is 87, and really English, so
she must know about these things ;-)
But seriously, if we are worried how about adding 'all'
Use, modification and distribution are all subject ...
Paul A Bristow, Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of David Abrahams
| Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 11:43 PM
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: [boost] Re: Do we have a licence text?
| Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
| > At 11:32 AM 10/3/2003, David Abrahams wrote:
| > >Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
| > >
| > >> // Copyright Jane Programmer 2002. Use, modification and
| > distribution is
| > >> // subject to the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See
| > accompanying
| > >> // file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at
| > http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
| > >
| > >Sorry to pick at nits, but shouldn't this be:
| > >
| > >// Copyright Jane Programmer 2002. Use, modification, and
| > distribution are
| > > ^ ^^^
| > That wording came from Devin Smith.
| > IIRC, the comma depends on the style guide you prefer.
| > My wife writes for newspapers that use the AP style guide, which
| > explicitly says no comma. But others require the comma. I personally
| > like the comma, and added it in my files. I think we should add the
| > comma.
| > I'm worried that changing "is" to "are" might change the meaning, but
| > "are" does seem fractionally better to me.
| It might be more than fractional, since "is" implies that the license
| only applies to a singular thing, "distribution".
| Dave Abrahams
| Boost Consulting
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