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Subject: Re: [boost] copied boost files in other projects
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-09 14:12:47

2016-12-09 19:47 GMT+03:00 Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]>:
> As the author of a successful book on Boost and C++
> Should that be also available for people to just copy and and promote as
> their own work?

I would not object, if anyone will use that book for writing a better
one or will use it in some other way in a derived work. However I'm
not the one who can allow that, publishing agency "owns" the text
(however the source codes are Boost licensed , you may freely
reuse the code from examples). I would object if someone will
copypaste it and change the author name to it's own.

I'm easy to convince. Now my personal opinion is that copypasting
Boost code and dropping the license may be tolerated, depending on the
volume of the derived work. What are the volumes of copypasted code
compared to the derived code? If 90% - let's do something, if 10% - I
don't care.

Best regards,
Antony Polukhin

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