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Subject: Re: [boost] copied boost files in other projects
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-12 11:15:25

On 12/11/16 6:47 AM, Steven Ross wrote:

>> On a related note, somebody asked me to add a new sort call to the
> Boost.Sort library, I told them we'd need to contact the author to get them
> to send us a copy with the Boost copyright, and then they told me they
> copied it and modified it, and sent it to me, and that was ok because it
> had an open-source license. I assume that I should automatically reject
> any proposed new library contributions from that individual?

The boost license is pretty unambiguous. Anyone can use it for any
purpose as long as the original copyright notice is included. Period.
There is not requirement for notification, permission or anything else.

Robert Ramey

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