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Subject: Re: [boost] copied boost files in other projects
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-12 18:20:30

On 12/12/16 2:13 PM, Gavin Lambert wrote:
> On 13/12/2016 05:15, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> 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.
> When the original work is Boost-licensed, sure. But the situation
> described here is where the original work has a different license, and
> someone has just removed that and replaced it with a Boost one without
> asking the original author.

Right. I got a little confused when I read the scenario and didn't
realize that the code being submitted wasn't written by the submitter
but rather a third person.

Robert Ramey

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