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Subject: Re: [boost] Legal problem with Stackoverflow contribution under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0" license
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-19 16:54:30

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Dominique CHABAUD 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.

Niall, you committed this:

"Niall Douglas (s [underscore] sourceforge {at} nedprod [dot] com)
committed on Jul 5, 2014"

Have you already contacted the author(s) before committing it?


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