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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-30 15:40:37

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Toon Knapen wrote:
>> Additionally we need to contact Joerg and Mathias (again!) about
>> applying the Boost Software License. I currently have the impression
>> that they are not willing to change ublas to the BSL. In that case IMO,
>> we will have to rewrite uBLAS to not get thrown out of boost.
> Hmm... it's the second time I hear such statement ("we need to rewrite a
> library because of BSL") and I keep on wondering why? Isn't BSL a good, but
> *optional* thing?

So far, yes.

> Does not ublas and threads conform to Boost Licence
> requirements?

I think they do. At least, they'd better, or we really do have to
throw them out. However, we have a strong interest in getting
everything in Boost to use the BSL, and since the original authors
have disappeared, we may collectively make a decision to undertake a

Dave Abrahams
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