Subject: Re: [boost] copied boost files in other projects
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-09 02:50:03
2016-12-08 18:39 GMT+03:00 Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]>:
>> > On 12/08/16 10:16, Oliver Kowalke wrote:
>> >> I encountered some projects that have copied files from boost and replaced
>> >> the copyright and license notice by their own. Other projects have added
>> >> their own license (for isntance MIT, LGPL ...) beside the Boost license
>> >> notice in the copied files - does this mean that the code is dual licensed
>> >> now?.
>> One option is to contact our SFC legal representative and ask them to look
>> into the offending projects. They can then send authoritative notices to
>> the projects.
> We should object to this strongly.
I'd rather not.
Forcing projects to leave the Boost license in copypasted code - is a
bad advertisement that may scare off some projects. It may even scare
off projects that are careful about licenses and never change them in
Many people know the Boost code and can recognize it in other projects
even without copyright notices. Some countries ignore the EU/USA laws
on licenses and people that rewrite license are not breaking their
country law. Leaving the Boost license in copypasted code is mostly
the matter of good upbringing and education. Just ignore the lowbrows
-- Best regards, Antony Polukhin
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