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Subject: Re: [boost] Legal problem with Stackoverflow contribution under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0" license
From: Eyal Rozenberg (eyalroz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-19 16:01:11

How about contacting the author of the answer and asking him for
(retroactive) permission to include that in Boost?

(I'm assuming it's the first answer on that question page.)


On 02/19/2018 04:34 PM, Dominique CHABAUD via Boost wrote:
> Hi all,
> In Boost 1.62.0 we saw in the following header file :
> boost/thread/win32/thread_primitives.hpp
> that the function inline ticks_type __stdcall GetTickCount64emulation()
> is a contribution coming from
> /questions/8211820/userland-interrupt-timer-access-such-
> as-via-kequeryinterrupttime-or-similar
> Stackoverflow re-lisensing to MIT is told to be in place starting Feb 1,
> 2016 and only for new contributions. But the StackOverflow contribution
> that has been borrowed in Boost is Nov 23, 2011 and contributions prior to
> Feb1, 2016 are under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0"
> license which is not permissive.
> This causes legal problem.
> Hope somebody can fix this.
> Thanks
> Dominique
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