From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-09-01 15:29:58
On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 8:50 AM Paul A Bristow via Boost
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
> > Sent: 1 September 2020 14:17
> > To: boost_at_[hidden]
> > Cc: Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> > Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Text Unicode licence issues
> > Paul A Bristow wrote:
> > > 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.
> > I agree. The proper role of our legal representative - if we had one - in this case would not be
> to provide
> > us with legal advice, but to contact the legal representative of the Unicode Consortium, explain
> > situation (Boost does not allow libraries that impose an attribution requirement for binaries,
> which on
> > its face precludes us ever having a Unicode library), ask them to maybe consider dropping that
> > requirement from their license, failing that, ask them for an explicit permission for Boost
> libraries to use
> > their data files without such a license requirement, failing that, ask them for a clear and an
> > statement that they do stand by this license requirement.
> Ok with this - but, since we do not have a legal representative, can someone else write 'officially'
> from Boost?
> One of the steering group?
Yes. I'm in the process of doing this now. An email is out; I'm
awaiting a response. I'm on the Steering Committee (now the Boost
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk