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From: Douglas Paul Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-03 14:29:21

On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, David Abrahams wrote:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >>
> >> I just realized that libs/iterator/doc/GNUmakefilee is GPL'd. My
> >> question: do I have to remove it from the Boost CVS?
> Thanks, but it's not the law I'm asking about here; I'm trying to
> figure out what's consistent with Boost policy.

Personally, I'd like to avoid having anything GPL'd in the Boost
repository. The GPL isn't well-understood, and to some extend it is feared
because it takes a whole lot of lawyers a whole lot of time to figure out
whether having some particular GPL'd code in your project somewhere means
that the whole thing needs to be GPL'd. I _don't_ want lawyer X at company
X to find some GPL'd file in Boost and shriek "Ack, drop Boost or we'll
have to rewrite _everything_", because even if he's wrong the damage will
have been done.


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