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Subject: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: Phil Bouchard (philippeb8_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 14:04:15


Just to put everybody in context:

1) Microsoft had invested into Corel so that they get rid of Corel Linux
back in 2000 when I was working there:

2) Microsoft once again copied my Fornux PowerCalc after I had presented
it to them using some web interface:

With their Microsoft PowerToys:

3) And now here I am with Microsoft trying to copy the idea behind
root_ptr's node_proxy:

With their "deferred_ptr heap":

So for some reason I do not trust Microsoft. And I was wondering if the
Boost license protects us from an idea behind a library we wrote.
Otherwise this makes the Boost license not very useful.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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