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From: Mark D Rintoul (rintoul_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-11-21 11:40:35

Gregory Seidman wrote:
> Mark D Rintoul sez:
> } It is a good package, and from what I understand, has a lot
> } of work put into it. But it is basically part of a business now (as
> } far as I understand it), and there are some basic things that would
> } be nice to have unrestricted usage for.
> It looks like the most recent versions are restricted, but a somewhat older
> version (v1.2) is freely licensed (commercial and other uses). This may be
> a reasonable starting point for boost.
> } Danny
> --Greg

        Well, even 1.2 states that it cannot be used as a component of
a commercial product. I don't usually follow license restriction
discussions too closely here, but I think that would infringe on the
requirement that it

        Must grant permission to copy, use and modify the software for any
use (commercial and non-commercial) for no fee.

(see the Library Requirements and Guidelines page).


Mark D. (Danny) Rintoul, Dept. 9235
Computational Biology & Materials Technology
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: (505) 844-9592, Fax: (505) 845-7442
email: rintoul_at_[hidden]

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