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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost licensing information
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-13 14:06:44

Niall Douglas wrote:

> Without it, it allows bait-and-sue on code because say someone like you
> Andrey could deliberate contribute code to Boost violating a software
> patent you hold. You then wait for people to use your patented code in
> Boost. You then sue them for patent violation.

Has this ever occurred? Because the license clearly states that the owner
grants a right to use, and defending in court the proposition that this
grant somehow only applies for use in a copyright sense but not for use in a
patent sense (as if there's a difference) will be an interesting exercise.

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