From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-27 17:55:03
At 01:26 PM 6/27/2003, Alisdair Meredith wrote:
>Gregory Colvin wrote:
>> It seems that doing it by reference to a web page amounts to Boost
>> the right to change terms in the future, possibly to the disadvantage
>> of the
>> authors and users. But I see lots of code that refers to the GPL that
>> so this is another question for the lawyers.
>Oh, I'd missed that. I assumed the link would reference the license in
>the downloaded distribution, rather than the online version. That way
>you are bound to the license you downloaded, rather than a license
>potentially changing without your notice.
>Plus, not all PCs with Boost distributions are going to have Internet
>connections. In these cases you really do need to include the license
>with the distribution. [Especially as you are binding distribution of
>the license as a requirement (in appropriate circumstances)]
Yes, the link should certainly reference the license included in the
distribution. But there needs to be a backup link to the web site so if the
file gets separated from the distribution, there is still a way to reach
the license, docs, etc.