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Subject: Re: [boost] Can a Boost library use a component like GMP and mfpr that have a LGPL license ?
From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-20 18:12:07

Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> Might we enter into discussion with GMP and mfpr developers to get explicit
> permission to package their library within Boost?

Is there any reason to require boost to be self-contained ? Why can't it
depend on external libraries for some cases, especially if those
libraries are already freely available and hugely popular, thus the
chances that they are already present are high.
I agree that it would be good not to expose this dependency through the
API, though, so if it got replaced, API compatibility would be maintainable.


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