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From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
Date: 2019-07-27 09:14:16

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Antony Polukhin via
> Boost
> Sent: 27 July 2019 05:46
> To: boost_at_[hidden] List <boost_at_[hidden]>
> Cc: Antony Polukhin <antoshkka_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [boost] Making copyright holders easier to parse
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 04:44 Giovanni Mascellani via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> <...>
> > My question is: are you interested in this kind of patches? Of course
> > I would still go through the ordinary patch submission procedure. I am
> > just asking if this kind of patches would be well received or not.
> >
> I'd be glad to merge such patches. Many thanks in advance!
> BTW, we'll have to update one of our static analysis tools to make sure that all
> the files have the right copyright notice format.

We already have our inspect tool

(Although we don't make as much use of it as we should and we ought to be checking it more carefully and repairing any copyright omissions).

This should (and I think does) ensure that there is a copyright claim and Bost license text/link for every file.

And we could change it to enforce a uniform content (at a significant price of a big churn of file changes and big rebuilds - Boost is BIG).

Is it really necessary to collect all the individual copyright owners names?

Can't you just record as a 'Member of Boost'?

Just checking 😉


Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, Cumbria

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