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Subject: Re: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-06 03:09:25

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Phil Bouchard via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 08/05/2017 12:11 PM, Phil Bouchard via Boost wrote:
> The evidence in this case is probabilistic because what are the chances we
> come up both at the same time the exact same idea after 60 years of research
> on the subject?

High, actually.
It happens all the time. There is a math thesis about it - predicting
the odds of a thesis idea being simultaneously worked on independently
by someone else.
And just as the thesis would suggest, there is actually more than one
paper on the subject.


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