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From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-08-24 20:03:23

On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 2:47 PM Ville Voutilainen
<ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 22:40, Zach Laine via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > It doesn't matter how likely it is. This isn't just about us, but also
> > > about our users.
> > >
> > > One other option would be to ask Unicode Inc. for a permission to use
> > > Unicode data in binary form without the requirement to present the license.
> >
> > Why is this suddenly a problem if Boost.Spirit has been doing it for years?
> IANAL and all that, but I don't think that argument works very well.
> In the case of a hypothetical
> copyright violation, I have never heard anything suggesting that the
> length of a period of violation
> somehow renders the copyright moot, nor is there any suggestion that
> not coming after a violation
> does so either.

Sure, but that was not the point of my comment. My my point is that
if we are concerned that Spirit's use of the Unicode Character
Database would cause difficulty for end-user license approval, or
potential lawsuits from Unicode (which I think is approximately 0%
likely), it probably would have come up already in the last 10 years
or so.


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