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From: Peter Foley (peter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-02 05:45:35


(Comments below)

> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 19:09:27 +0100
> From: "John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [boost] Acceptable Licenses for Boost-Doc SVG Icons
> To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
> Message-ID: <07c801c7ba79$ffe90960$27850252_at_fuji>
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> reply-type=original
> Peter Foley wrote:


> > Rather than risk proposing icons that are not licensed appropriately
> > and
> > then find that the license type was not acceptable I thought I would
> > solicit feedback first.
> >
> > I have two questions for you to answer:
> >
> > The first question is: Would image files be "required to" or "the
> > preference is" use the BSL.
> Given that until now we have used the stock Docbook XSL icons, which
> decidedly aren't BSL, I don't think we can afford to be too fussy.
> Just my 2c worth.
> John.

Ok that sounds promising.

>From the DocBook FAQ it appears that DocBook
is distributed under a modified MIT/X Consortium license. I don't
haven't DocBook installed at the moment so cannot confirm this.

I am planning to wait a week from the original posting of my e-mail
before forming an opinion either way (ie must be BSL or can be other
similar open source license).

I hope that most people agree with your stance ("... I don't think we
can afford to be too fussy.") this will at least provide the boost
community with a greater chance/choice of finding icons that we find
appealing and have it covered by a similar open source license.

Thanks for your input into this John,


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