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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-27 18:53:27

on Sun May 27 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Wed May 23 2007, Janek Kozicki <> wrote:
>>> But here's what I've found:
>> <snip>
>>> Whew. That's it. Took me one and a half an hour. Hope this helps.
>> Wow, thanks!
>>> Based on above research I could tell that only boost::ublas doesn't
>>> have BSL, while all the other files are simply a mistake that can be
>>> quickly corrected...
>> In that case I vote for ripping ublas out of Boost unless and until
>> the authors fix it. This is crazy; people have had long enough.
> Interesting. Reading I
> see that BSL is the recommended, but not required license. Above,
> you propose to rip out a part of Boost because it's not BSL. Can you
> please point me to
> - A document that say BSL is an absolute requirement
> - A mailing list announcement that BSL is now an absolute requirement
> I've no comment if such change is good or not, but I'm worried about such
> global decision being made silently.

I don't have time to dig these things up right now, and maybe there
wasn't even a formal "announcement" per se, but it is common knowledge
that the point of the BSL was to get Boost under a single license and
there has been a massive, well-publicized, effort to get permissions
from library authors so we could do just that.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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