Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review of Boost.Polygon is halfway through and no actual reviews so far
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-29 14:15:38
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> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
> Simonson, Lucanus J
> Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:54 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review of Boost.Polygon is halfway through and no
> reviews so far
> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > A trivial question - is there a reason why the copyright is *only*
> > with Intel.
> > I would have expected the authors to *also* claim copyright.
> > Is this deliberate?
> Yes. Intel owns any code I write for them. I have no legal standing to assert
> copyright on the code, which is why I don't put my name in the banner. I
> eventually the banners of individual files may need to be ammended to include
> community contributions. We want people to contribute, the banner is just a
> requirement for licensing the code. I had to negotiate with the lawyers about
how to word
> the banner and it was remarkably hard to make them happy considering how
little the thing
> > (This would also make clear who the authors are - for each and every
> > file).
> As it is currently I am the sole author of every file, so that should be clear
Well the files don't even have you name in it which seems a bit mean!
But then I will never understand the working of the minds of lawyers.
Once they have agreed to the Boost license, they have agreed to others adding
their names to the copyright list.
Any one - except you?
However you've obviously wasted enough time arguing with them already, so I'd
leave it for now.
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