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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-20 08:30:53

At 08:49 AM 6/15/2003, John Maddock wrote:

>I've been working on an automated tool to extract and present a list of
>boost licences in effect for a given boost library (or collection of
>Although the tool is working well, it's throwing up a lot of licences
>are used by just one or two files, and which are only very subtly
>from licences in use elsewhere in boost (by different I mean that they
>different words, not just formatting, or punctuation). My guess is that
>most of these are accidental changes, and if that is the case then it
>make things a whole lot easier if they could be changed to match other
>existing boost licences - from a lawyers point of view, why should a
>commercial body wanting to use Boost have to review 50 almost but not
>identical licences, when just two or three variants would do?
>Thoughts, comments?

A single standard Boost licence is really the best solution for most
libraries, IMO.

A draft should be ready in a few days.


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