From: Paul Mensonides (pmenso57_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-25 14:49:40
> My preference is for there to be a single license file in the
> boost root
> directory, and each file covered include a link. So a source
> code file
> might contain something like:
> // (C) Jane Programmer, 2003
> // See www.boost.org/license for license terms and conditions
> // See www.boost.org/libs/janes-lib for documentation
> I'm not sure everyone agrees with that approach - part of the
> reason for
> discussion is to finalize that.
I agree. Repetition in source code is, at best, annoying. Even if it
is only in a license comment and not the code itself. Having the
license in the file itself also...
[sorry, sent too soon]
...makes the text subject to tools like "find" and "replace" which can
alter copyright and is undetectable by the compilation process.
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