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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-21 08:28:20

Several Boost developers who have been using John Maddock's helpful docs
( to make
their code more dll friendly have been propagating John's docs copyright
into their source code. This because it is so easy to just cut-and-paste
his code snippets. In some private email, John commented:

>BTW I don't feel any strong reasons why my
>copyright should propagate through to everyone that follows a set of
>guidelines - it's not intended to be a virus ;-) How about if I declare
>the code snippets to be "public domain" would that help (I'm not sure
>what the procedure for that is mind you)?

First, thanks to John for that! The code snippets are large enough that I
felt uncomfortable copying them without adding his copyright.

As far as the docs go, How about adding the following to the license info
at the bottom of the page:

"Code snippets in this document are hereby placed in the public domain and
may be copied without attribution or copyright message."



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