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From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro_prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-06 07:42:13

Sorry, if this has already been discussed before, but

a) the new license text says:

 "The copyright notices in the Software and this entire
  statement, including the above license grant, this restriction
  and the following disclaimer, must be included in all copies
  of the Software".

IIUC, "the Software" (with a capital 's') includes documentation. Am I

b) IIUC again, the comments we are inserting into source files

// Use, modification and distribution are subject to the
// Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file
// LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at

are unnecessarily verbose (and potentially dangerous). One could
simply say

// Subject to the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See etc. etc.)

That avoids repeating "use, modification and redistribution" which I'm
not sure is everything one can do with the Software (I see for
instance, that the license talks about "use, *reproduce*, *display*,
distribute, execute, and transmit"). Are, legally speaking, "display"
and "reproduce" something different from "use"?

c) Suppose one wants to redistribute documentation only (for instance,
documentation for one library). Is that allowed? The license seems to
say that the docs can only _accompany_ the software (with a lowercase


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