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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-14 16:10:55

The new Boost Software License is in place in CVS:

* The actual license text is in a file named LICENSE in the boost-root

* Information about the license itself can be found in

* The home page and several other pages have been updated to reflect the
availability of the new license.

Boost developers are asked to please change their libraries to the new
license if at all possible.

Physically, that means editing all source files to reflect the new license.
Here is what the start of C++ source files should look like:

// foo library header

// Copyright Jane Programmer, 2003.
// See accompanying license for terms and conditions of use.

// See for documentation.

The last comment line aids users who come across a Boost file which is
detached from its documentation and allows some of Boost's automatic tools
to identify which library header files belong to.

For HTML documentation files, the copyright should be at the end of the
file. The "See accompanying license for terms and conditions of use."
message should follow the copyright, and with the word "license" linked to

I've updated the filesystem library in CVS accordingly, if you need further



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