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Subject: Re: [boost] [simd] Hardware support
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-08 14:41:44

On 8 April 2017 at 14:49, Niall Douglas via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> > I personally have severe concerns about all aspects of intellectual
> > property surrounding that library and the people behind it.
> > For example, when I did a talk about Boost.SIMD at a conference using
> > nothing but open-source material, my employer received a cease-and-desist
> > letter and was asked to destroy all material related to Boost.SIMD as
> > NumScale claimed it was their property. My employer complied to be on the
> > safe side.
> >
> > I believe that during the review we should definitely take into account
> how
> > the existence of the two versions of the software can be harmful to
> users.
> Eh, sorry, are you saying that anybody who uses Boost.SIMD may receive a
> cease and desist legal order from the people behind its commercial
> edition?

That's certainly what happened to me, though I have special circumstances
as I used to be affiliated with them.
Your mileage may vary.

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