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From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
Date: 2020-08-25 09:05:19

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
> Sent: 24 August 2020 22:22
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Text Unicode licence issues
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
> > Personally, I'm still not sure there is a license incompatibility,
> > until a lawyer comments.
> Lawyers can't tell you whether the Unicode consortium will be OK with it; they can't even tell you
> any certainty whether a court will rule that this is a violation. It's a sufficiently gray area
that it's
> potentially problematic, but not clearly problematic.
> My opinion is that this use is fine in practice. (Using headers bearing the Unicode consortium
> directly was not.)

I agree with this.

It is clearly a grey area, but Boost has a defensible position (and the likelihood of being called
to defend it is sub-normal near zero).

Confirmation from Unicode would be perfect, but I doubt if we will get it.

My 2 p.


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