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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-19 18:45:53

At 02:46 PM 9/19/2003, David Abrahams wrote:
>Dick.Bridges_at_[hidden] writes:
>> If the reference to the license were somehow tagged (e.g.,
>> <license></license>) it would be much easier to use automated methods
>> locate, verify and give legal the warm fuzzies about using the
>> If nothing else, it would reduce the number of files that had to be
>> examined "by hand".
>It seems to me that mandating a standard license reference text should
>be enough, no? Writing a tool to find these while accounting for
>comment boundaries and line breaks is pretty darned simple.

Yes, that was my thought too. I've been assuming we would add a check for
the license reference text to the inspect program (see
boost-root/tools/inspect) that runs daily. The current output is at

Regardless of the exact methodology, Dick is correct that we need an
automatic method of verifying license information. It should be in place
before the next release.


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