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From: Foster Brereton (fosterb.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-30 17:19:05

I agree that mangling the proper spelling of an individual's name is
inappropriate, and that a proper solution to this issue would
circumvent that option.

Perhaps each Boost library could have a copyright file associated with
it (<library>.copyright.utf8, or some other naming convention), and
the boillerplate within the sources of that Boost library could
reference that copyright file (which in turn would reference the Boost
License file at the root of the source tree). The high-ASCII text
could then be in that external file, avoiding the compiler, and
nobody's name gets inappropriately altered.

Thoughts? Alternatives?


On 3/30/06, Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Foster Brereton wrote:
> > I have attached a list to this email (There are 354 in the list as of
> > this writing). I couldn't figure out how to attach the file to the
> > bug report after-the-fact. Note that these are the most likely candidate
> > source files to cause an error when building the Boost sources --
> > some test cases and example sources were omitted.
> Many of these are caused by a name in the copyright clause containing
> non-ASCII characters. Replacing ö and ø with o (even oe) in people's names
> doesn't seem very polite to me, and such "rechristening" may have legal
> implications.
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Software Technology Lab, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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