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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-02 23:58:44

David B. Held wrote:

> So are you saying that Boost could produce a GSL wrapper,
> distribute it independently, and ask users to obtain GSL
> themselves?

whether a GSL wrapper would be distributed together with
GSL or separate has no bearing on the constraints on the
license: the GPL requests that all distributors of GPL
software (and that includes 'extended work' such as a library
wrapper) have to provide those four freedoms.
This is the 'viral' effect of the GPL: often the other license
isn't compatible with GPL, so a hybrid work is not distributable
at all, or the other way around (as in this case): the other
author doesn't want to comply with the GPL requirements


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