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From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
Date: 2020-09-01 11:50:33

I sense it is unlikely that we would get a definitive legal opinion, even after paying money, for a
license detail that is clearly ill-defined.

Are there any reasons why Unicode would wish to complain to (or worse sue) Boost or its users?
I can't conceive of any, especially when Unicode have not done so already to Boost when it has been
in use for a decade.

Have the most stringent reading of the requirements been imposed on any other user of Unicode?
Not to my knowledge.

Zach's work provides a defensible position and allows us to plausibly claim compliance.

I feel we are worrying about a non-issue.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Bryce Adelstein Lelbach aka wash via
> Sent: 1 September 2020 03:12
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Bryce Adelstein Lelbach aka wash <brycelelbach_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Text Unicode licence issues
> Software Conservancy used to have a general counsel on staff, but unfortunately he left a few
years ago
> and I don't believe they have general counsel anymore (he's still on the board of directors,
though). I'm
> not sure if we have legal representation for the Boost Foundation, and more specifically the right
> of legal representation (e.g. someone with ample experience in software intellectual property
> Software Conservancy or the LLVM Foundation may be able to point us in the direction of law firms
> lawyers specializing in this area. If we really believe we need a lawyer for this, it will
probably cost
> money.
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 2:04 PM Glen Fernandes via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 5:01 PM Bjorn Reese wrote:
> > >
> > > The Software Freedom Conservancy:
> > >
> > > Although we would need confirmation from the Boost Steering
> > > Committee that we are still a member.
> >
> >
> >
> > "After being a project of Software Freedom Conservancy for over a
> > decade, Boost has spun-off into it owns 501(c)(3) non-profit
> > corporation named Boost Foundation. We are forever grateful to
> > Software Freedom Conservancy for their support and guidance to achieve
> > this milestone.
> >
> > Boost Foundation Board of Directors will now assume the role that was
> > filled by the Boost Steering Committee."
> --
> Bryce Adelstein Lelbach aka wash
> US Programming Language Standards (PL22) Chair ISO C++ Library Evolution Chair CppCon and C++Now
> Program Chair CUDA Core C++ Libraries (Thrust, CUB, libcu++) Lead @ NVIDIA
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