From: Glen Knowles (gknowles_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-27 11:50:04
> From: Roland [mailto:roland.schwarz_at_[hidden]]
> It is fine to hear, that there are serious attempts now to
> move forward with the threads library.
> However it would be too bad if we needed a _complete_ rewrite
> of the threading library. Could anyone please drop me some
> lines why this should be necessary at all?
> Is the new license thus incompatible to the old one?
This is entirely about licensing. The thread library needs to be under the
boost license and it is not. All attempts to date to contact the copyright
holder (William Kempf) have failed, without his permission we are in the
position of needing to rewrite it into compliance.
Centor Software Corporation
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