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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-07 17:27:10

on Wed Nov 07 2007, "John Maddock" <> wrote:

> The Math library has a few files not under the Boost Licence:
> boost/math/common_factor_rt.hpp: *L*
> Has an SGI style licence left over from previous Boost versions, this is a
> long standing problem as I've never had a reply from the author about
> changing this :-(

I think it has to be fixed or removed from the distribution (and rewritten).

> libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/svgmath.xml: *C*, *L*
> libs/math/doc/sf_and_dist/xep.xml: *C*, *L*
> These two files are examples of configuration files required to build the
> PDF documentation (respectively SVGMath generates SVG graphics from MathML
> and XEP is the FO processor we've been using - it needs to embed some fonts
> in order to correctly display the equations). These files are not and can
> never be under the Boost licence. Originally I was going to embed them in
> the docs ("if you edit these files edit them like this" etc...), but
> correctly escaping XML inside quickbook proved rather troublesome
> :-(
> Any ideas?


> We need to formulate some kind of policy for these kinds of
> ancillary files I guess.

Yep. I think the approach above works OK.

Dave Abrahams
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