From: Maciej Sobczak (prog_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-06 10:06:41
Tobias Schwinger wrote:
> GREPping over the Gentoo Linux [ http://www.gentoo.org ] - Ebuilds tells
> me that the following projects have boost among their dependecies:
Which raises an interesting point.
The Boost licence was carefully worded in a way that does not require
the dependent software to admit it. In other words, I can write a
software that uses Boost and I don't have to give any credits to the
Boost community when advertising my product. Some vendors of proprietary
and closed software (and maybe others as well) can see this as a feature
of the Boost licensing scheme.
Some might even use Boost and *hide* this fact from their customers .
It is still fine from the licence point of view.
Now - is it OK to publicly list projects as "proud" users of Boost,
without asking them first whether they want to announce this?
Of course, with open source projects it is not a problem - everybody can
check (that's the point of open source). But be careful with other projects.
 Yes, I've met people who hate Boost. They are incompetent and are
not able to justify their biases, but they have a power to take decisions.
-- Maciej Sobczak http://www.msobczak.com
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