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From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2007-11-28 20:06:17

On 28/11/2007, Mingnan Guo <hnxgc_pub_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Can any body grant BSL license with some conditions, such as only free for
> non-commercial use, or free for small-entities (a company with less than 30 employees)?
> I guess this type of license will be disallowed for its pollution to the BSL, am i right?

Based on the License Background
( and Who's Using Boost
(, such a
license would seem to be against the goals of Boost.

I think to have the types of restrictions you wish for, you'll need a
much more elaborate license than a BSL-styled one. I think that,
since you're allowed to redistribute Boost code quite freely, it's
possible that a naïve addition would make it possible for a small
entity to repackage boost and have that repackaged library usable
without restrictions.

Patents are icky; IANAL.

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