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Subject: Re: [boost] [any] new version
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-14 07:32:31

Lars Viklund wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 01:48:31PM -0400, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> > FWIW, the FDIS (FINAL Draft International Standard) is
> > N3290.
> And for some reason, not publically available since FDIS was
> set in stone, unless you managed to sneak a copy before it was
> obliterated from public access.
> It's in my opinion, profit be damned, quite silly to have the
> standard for one of the largest languages out there locked down
> behind a paywall.

Running the standards organizations is not without costs. Charging for their output is a means to cover those costs. What's more, the standards are often considered of interest to implementers, not practitioners, of a language.

(I'm not arguing whether the prices charged are appropriate, just that charging is not inappropriate.)

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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