Subject: Re: [boost] Can a Boost library use a component like GMP and mfpr that have a LGPL license ?
From: Scott McMurray (me22.ca+boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-20 14:25:14
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:46, Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Might we enter into discussion with GMP and mfpr developers to get explicit
> permission to package their library within Boost?
Distributing together does not make a derivative work, so no
permission is required (or even customary, near as I can tell) to
create a "Boost with GMP & MPFR" package that users could download.
I think having them become a pseudo-library is unrealistic, since
their license doesn't fit the Boost guidelines and many users will
already have them installed separately (for GCC or other packages).
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