Subject: Re: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: Phil Bouchard (philippeb8_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 16:35:17
On 08/05/2017 12:19 PM, Paul A. Bristow via Boost wrote:
> Boost license does not protect *you* much.
> What it does do is protect *everyone* from any attempt to by Microsoft or others to patent or claim copyright on the code or idea,
> and thus preventing or restricting its use.
This means unless the MIT license is compatible with the Boost license
then they are infringing the copyright agreement.
> Boost provides excellent evidence of prior art, not just from being in a release, but also being the subject of public discussions
> on Boost.
> (If Boost had published the SHE exception handling, for example, the World would have been a Better Place ;-) And it would have
> been even better place if software patents had been very much more restricted - I blame the US and UK and EU patent offices, and too
> many lawyers in parliaments.)
> That is no excuse for Microsoft not giving due credit to your work. You can't claim any recompense but it is very bad manners, in
> this case bad corporate manners.
> I'd ask for your work to be recognised and referenced. I believe Herb to be an honourable man, so I'd try him first.
Contacting popular people is a very hard thing to do as he probably
receives tons of emails already.
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