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Subject: Re: [boost] [mp_int] new release
From: Kevin Sopp (baraclese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-07 10:29:22

> I can understand that two versions is a bad idea.
> But I am puzzled at your reluctance to claim copyright (and hence to use the Boost licence which deliberately gives all the rights
> of a public domain thing - and frees you of all responsibility too).
> In many countries, if you have written it, you have copyright anyway.

That's why you need to give it away explicitly to make it public domain.

> What is your objection?

Copyright is the basic barrier that hinders adoption of code, with
public domain code that last barrier falls. Anyone can use it for
whatever purpose without any restrictions, it's the ultimate adoptable

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