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Subject: Re: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: Klemens Morgenstern (klemens.morgenstern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 14:20:45

> 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.
Protects us from? You mean protects the idea from being copied right?
I don't think a license can do that whatsoever, since it is based on
copyright not on a patent. A patent might be able to protect an idea,
copyright can only protect the actually written words, i.e. the code
itself not the concepts.
Also: have you reached out to Herb Sutter? I actually don't get your
concern, do you want to be credited? His library is published under the
MIT license, that's still open-source.
> Thanks a lot for your help!
> -Phil
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