From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-24 21:42:01
On Jul 24, 2004, at 8:47 PM, Stephan T. Lavavej wrote:
> I ran it on all of the directory names in libs, in current Boost CVS,
> except for CVS, python, and serialization - the last two gave errors.
> * The following people ARE in blanket-permission.txt, but have used
> these alternate names in Boost code. Their names should be changed to
> their canonical forms. (And then the appropriate files should be
> Doug Gregor
This one should now be fixed...
> * "Files that could be converted to the Boost Software License" should
> be. There are a lot of files there.
I'll see if I can come up with a program to do this automagically. We
have to be _very_ careful with this, though.
> * Some non-BSL files display copyrights by:
> Boost org
> boost org
> It should be figured out who actually wrote these. I don't think
> "boost org" is a real organization.
I'll take care of this.
> * From what I've heard on the list, "William E Kempf" hasn't been seen
> in quite some time. He should be contacted.
If we could, we would.
> * The following organizations (or people with really, really weird
> names) hold copyrights to non-BSL libraries. They should be
> Free Software Foundation Inc
They're not going to agree to the BSL, that's for sure :) This only
affects the Graphviz parser in the BGL, which is due for a rewrite soon
> Indiana University
Looking into this...
> The Trustees of Indiana University
Same as above.
> University of Notre Dame
Also looking into this,
> uBLAS developers
I doubt this is a legal entity...
> * Why are new libraries, such as Boost Algorithm, being accepted
> without the BSL? At the very least, Boost could try to not move
We should make this a requirement, I think.
> * Some files - boost/iterator_adaptors.hpp, a huge (all?) chunk of
> boost/mpl, and lots of stuff in libs/config/test - have no
> recognizable copyright holder. That should be fixed.
Probably just a form of license not matched by one of the regexes in
bcp. Easily fixed, with a little time investment.
> * Maybe bcp could add "Percent Converted" to the report? It'd be nice
> to see how many files have been converted to the BSL out of how many
> files there are, total.
Sure, but it might be more useful to have that scorecard showing which
libraries are completely under the BSL. Both are easy enough to
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