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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-23 09:31:32

Paul A Bristow wrote:
>> I will need an XML parser for implementing the SVG library.
>> Since we don't
>> have a Boost.XMLParser library so far, will it be OK if I use
>> an open source
>> XML parser library such as Xerces-C ?
> IANAL but see now reason why not *provided* that its license is fully
> compatible with the Boost licence, notable for its complete lack of
> restrictions on use. In general GPL won't do.
> But others may have more authoritative views.

I think the answer to this is "it depends", if the dependency is optional:
for example if a third party XML lib is used for reading SVG but not for
writing it (no reason why it would be for this?) then it might be

But in general dependencies should have Boost-compatible licences.


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