Subject: Re: [boost] Legal problem with Stackoverflow contribution under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0" license
From: Rob Stewart (rstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-20 09:51:36
On February 20, 2018 3:24:55 AM EST, Niall Douglas via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Anyway, as interesting as all this is, this is why Boost is part of
> Software Freedom Conservancy who employ lawyers specifically for
> questions of this nature. The only reason that my specific use of SO
> snippets was noticed is because I added a comment regarding them. All
> other use of SO snippets are by definition uncommented, and are not
> being noticed. That makes them far more dangerous and pernicious if my
> understanding of copyright law is wrong.
> If Boost feels that this is a problem, the SFC lawyers should be asked
> and on the basis of their advice, the page at
> http://www.boost.org/development/requirements.html should be updated
> specifically give advice on the use of small, non-standalone code
> snippets such as from StackOverflow. A commercial program which
> identifies code snippets borrowed from the internet should be employed
> to scan the Boost source code, and all infringements fixed.
> I throw the problem back to you, boost-steering.
However, mentioning that on this list is not the same as actually raising this issue on the Steering Committee's discussion group.
-- Rob (Sent from my portable computation device.)
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