Subject: Re: [boost] Legal problem with Stackoverflow contribution under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0" license
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-20 09:56:09
>> 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.
True. Those who feel this is a problem ought to submit a formal request
to the Boost steering committee. The OP appears to come from a
jurisdiction without the fair use exemption, hence their lawyers would
have a stricter opinion than others on the practice of use of snippets.
Historically Boost has chosen to follow US law, and has done nothing
about pleasing other jurisdictions. I actually disagree with that, but
my use of the snippets was based on Boost's historical choice on this.
Had Boost chosen differently, I'd have done differently.
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