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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 16:29:05

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:09:21 -0500, Beman Dawes wrote

> >Problem I see is that IBM wants a $3000 license fee to use this.
> I thought >things that went into the standard had to be available
> on an 'any-use' >license >like boost -- or are they planning on
> changing the license if this is >accepted?
> I don't know but can find out. Do you have a reference that
> discusses the license?

If you follow the links on the IBM website to the download page you will see
a license link which then asks for a $3000 payment :-( It's a sure way to
discourage adoption to only the most highly motivated.

BTW, what I saw on the IBM website was strictly a C library which would need
a C++ wrapper -- there is a link to one of those that a non-IBM person has
written. The C++ wrappter didn't look like it was up to boost standards
although it might be a nice starting point if all the licensing could get
worked out...


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