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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-30 13:33:06

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> The document Boosters use is the C++ Standard, which is copyright
> ISO/IEC, with acknowledgements (1.10) to books copyright by AT&T and
> PJ Plauger. ISO holds copyright assignments from them, and from people
> like me who contributed wording to the standard.
> ISO/IEC will presumably take whatever steps they think are needed to
> protect their copyright.
> All of that is perhaps interesting, but it is really off-topic for
> Boost. So this discussion should move to comp.lang.c++.moderated, or
> perhaps some forum dealing with copyright law.

Just to further close this, Bjarne told me:

> See
> At most, SCO owns a 15-year old copy of Cfront. I was careful not to
> patent or trademark anything to do with C++.

He plans to put that information in his FAQ, so I don't think there's
a problem reposting it here.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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