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From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-02 22:46:58

"David B. Held" <dheld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "Walter Landry" <wlandry_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > Darren Cook <darren_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > If so I wonder if the GSL authors would be open to a dual,
> > > boost-compatible license so that a boost library could borrow
> > > code as it needed to, rather than having to re-invent the wheel.
> >
> > Almost certainly not. They are not even willing to entertain going to
> > the LGPL. There used to be a blurb on their website saying that if
> > you can't handle the GPL, then use something else.
> Do you suppose it's legal to write a Boost-compatible C++ interface
> on top of GSL?

Since the Boost license is compatible with the GPL, it would be legal
to write, compile, and distribute a C++ interface. But it wouldn't
gain you anything license-wise, since the C++ interface plus GSL would
still be effectively licensed under the GPL. The GSL authors did this
on purpose. They don't want to allow proprietary software to use GSL.

Walter Landry

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