From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-02 03:42:08
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| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Beman Dawes
| Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 7:23 PM
| To: Boost mailing list; boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: RE: [boost] Draft of new Boost Software License
| In non-Boost code, I've seen wording something like "See the attached
| license; if it is missing see www.foo.org/license." Maybe something like
| that is what will be recommended.
| They've already signed off on the concept of a single copy of the license.
| It is just the exact way to refer to it that hasn't been finalized.
May I suggest consideration of what happens in a decade or two when boost.org
might not longer exist to provide a reference, but we still need to ensure that
the license terms are still available.
Would it be best to refer (additionally perhaps) to a Digital Object Identifier
(see doi.org) which provides a permanent reference to the actual license file.
So if boost.org is renamed, say, the reference is still correct because it will
be 'resolved' (in the DOI jargon) to a new location as boostTwo.org.
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