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From: Malte Clasen (news_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-28 10:33:47

Michael Stevens wrote:
> Maybe there would be a gentler solution then Dave's suggested 'ripping out'. I
> think a single license for all of Boost is very helpful to users. So the
> change would have to make the license status very clear. Some kind
> of 'historical', 'aberrant license' status maybe?

Have a look at the way debian/ubuntu organize the distribution: There's
afaik a main repository with supported and properly licenced software
and a restricted repository with supported software that's non-free in
some way. Boost could provide all BSL projects in the main part and move
ublas to the restricted area. However, if the BSL is mandatory for new
projects, ublas would stay the only restricted project, making this
solution disproportionately expensive.

A second solution would be a separate Add-On page. These add-on-projects
are not part of the current distribution, but should be compatible with
it. This would be a place for projects that are already accepted but not
integrated in the main distribution, yet, and projects with a non-BSL
license (ublas).


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