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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-21 08:48:00

On Jul 21, 2004, at 2:28 AM, Guillaume Melquiond wrote:

> Le mer 21/07/2004 à 06:44, Doug Gregor a écrit :
> Could you explain how you did get to this list of authors? I must say
> I'm quite surprised to be in it. When looking at the various files, it
> seems to me you are the only copyright holder of all header files in
> boost/function. So it shouldn't be a problem to switch to the BSL.

You can't use boost/function.hpp without its dependencies, so we need
to consider those as well. It turns out that quite a few files included
by boost/function.hpp aren't (and can't) be under the BSL.

> Or maybe you are considering that somebody who corrected a small typo
> at
> a given time now holds a copyright on these files? I may be wrong but I
> don't think it is necessary: unless the person did put a "copyright"
> line in the file, I think the person willingly relinquish its copyright
> on the trivial modifications. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

As Alexander points out, trivial modifications aren't copyrightable.

> I won't do neither A nor B. But I agree for the files of Boost.Function
> on which I hold a copyright to be converted to the Boost Software
> License 1.0.

Actually, due to a silly bug on my part, it seems that you're off the
hook anyway :)


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