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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-20 12:13:24

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Only if it constitutes an original work. If I create a file with an exact
> copy of something you wrote, I do not and cannot automatically obtain
> copyright on it. I need to introduce non-trivial original changes in order
> to be able to claim copyright on them. If the only thing I introduce is a
> copyright line that pronounces that I'm the author, I would definitely be on
> shaky moral and legal ground.

It seems as if we are talking about different things.
I am saying that we need the copyright in all files, else there is
nothing that gives a possible downloader the right to do so.

I was not about to claim that simply copying by typing and adding
me as the author changes anything on the rights of the original

I just wanted to remind, that it is not necessary to claim copyright.
You just have it, even if not explicitely stated. (How to prove this
fact is another issue.)

I reiterate: Boost (or the original authors) need to be explicit in
giving the right to users to copy the files.


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