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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-09 10:54:30

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Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 October 2002 07:14 pm, Brian Neal wrote:
> > I hope this is appropriate for this mailing list...
> Absolutely.
> > 2) Should there be (is there?) a central boost license that all boost
> > libraries have that we can point our lawyers at, instead of going to each
> > and every boost developer to get permission to use his/her library?
> There is no central Boost license. There are, however, license requirements as
> stated here:
> Each Boost library has its own license that _must_ meet those requirements. Of
> course, that won't satisfy the lawyers, so you'll probably have to send them
> the individual library licenses for approval.
> We really could do much better in this area: at the very least, we could
> provide a comprehensive list of the licenses for each library.

FWIW, my version of "at the very least" would be to adopt the following
"headers": < ala Doug Lee's
oswego/cs/dl/util/concurrent/intro.html >

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