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Subject: Re: [boost] [simd] Hardware support
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-09 21:22:07

Niall Douglas wrote:

> They had bought a full owning copy from the IP originators, which is also
> possible BTW, ...

Not necessarily. It's possible under American copyright law, not possible
under at least some European copyright laws. You can only get a full owning
copy if it's work for hire (in which case you become the owner of the work).
You can never get a full owning copy by buying it from the owner. Ownership
is fixed at the moment of creation and is not for sale.

All this does not appear to be of consequence with respect to the
Boost-licensed portions though.

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