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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 17:38:52

At 04:29 PM 12/13/2004, Jeff Garland wrote:
>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
>discourage adoption to only the most highly motivated.

OK, I see it and have queried the committee to see whether the fee applies
just to the IBM implementation, or would also apply to decimal TR
implementors or users.

>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
>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...

I gather from a quick reading of PJP's critique that there may be a lot of
change before any proposal is actually accepted. IIRC, PJP is the TR
project manager, so his views will presumably carry a lot of weight.


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