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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-03 17:20:38

> BTW, this issue reminded me about the following:
> The copyright notice in the boost headers reads:
> "Permission to copy, use,
> modify, sell and distribute this software is granted provided this
> copyright notice appears in all copies."
> I wonder how the term 'sell' should be interpreted.
> For instance, I could put a boost distribution in a CD and actually 'sell'
> it, as if it were a commercial product in itself.
> The above example is silly because nobody would pay for it, but you should
> get the idea.

I don't think it is that far-fetched. The most likely scenario would be selling
Boost libraries as part of a larger collection of open source C/C++ libraries.
Or they might sell pre-compiled versions for various compilers packaged on a CD.


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