From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-08-24 20:17:24
On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 23:02, Zach Laine <whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.
Right, that's the "nor is there any suggestion that
not coming after a violation does so either" part. That argument
doesn't work all
that well either.
Where does boost go for legal advice?
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