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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-03 16:54:39

Douglas Paul Gregor <gregod_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

I fear that's right. Maybe I should just rewrite that stuff using
Boost.Build. Heh, easy, right?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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