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From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-21 15:16:21

Gennaro Prota wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:06:30 +0200, Mateusz Loskot
> <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> As I understand, Boost is a set of libraries available under common
>> license, Boost license, so I think that when library X breaks
>> some copyrights or patents then it does not influences library Y and others.
>> But I'll ask a lawyer, when I find a good one ;-)
> Intuitively I would think patent licensing issues on library X would
> affect the whole package; however removing the offending parts creates
> a new package, in conformity with law. But as I said that's my
> intuition. A lawyer should have something less impalpable to back his
> opinion up :-)

OK, but even then, when the new package is created and it does not
include any offending libraries, the situation is clear enough so I can
use the new package.
And I won't break Boost license and, ideally, any patents too.


Mateusz Loskot

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