Subject: Re: [boost] Can a Boost library use a component like GMP and mfpr that have a LGPL license ?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-22 13:42:47
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> Behalf Of Stefan Seefeld
> Sent: 20 March 2009 22:46
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Can a Boost library use a component like GMP and mfpr
> have a LGPL license ?
> >> 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.
> > You mean, the way Boost.Regex can be configured to use IBM's ICU
> > library for handling Unicode? And Boost.Python requires Python?
> Yes, there are certainly lots of examples of external dependencies.
I understand that there are dependencies, but are those libraries being used
in items that are being *sold*?
Lots of people are no doubt using Boost.Python, but are they selling
products using it?
The proposed GTL sounds to me as though it is a prime candidate for
inclusion in actual 'Sat-Navy' products.
Does this make any difference?
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