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Subject: Re: [boost] Coverity Static Code Analysis
From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro.prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-03 17:39:11

Marshall Clow wrote:
> At 3:02 PM -0500 2/3/09, Michael Fawcett wrote:
>> Purely out of curiosity, how come Boost isn't at Rung 1 in the
>> Coverity Scan Ladder?
>> Boost and Boost.Build are both listed in Rung 0, so it appears that
>> the only step left is selecting a Boost/Coverity liaison.
> I don't have a problem signing up as a laison and helping people get
> stuff fixed, but I think that someone with a bit of legal training needs
> to look at the license that Coverity wants people to agree to before
> using the scan results. [ It looks pretty harmless to me, but IANAL ]
> <>

Well, since you brought up the issue... I'm not a lawyer either,
but I'd *not* agree to anything like:

   Coverity may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these
   terms and conditions and policies at any time, and you agree
   to be bound by such modifications or revisions.

That's the fourth line of text, and I quitted reading. (Does
this have a name? "You'll agree with me for the eternity,
whatever I'll say"... Perhaps "The God Almighty Pact"?)


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