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Subject: [boost] Boost Graph Library license (boost_1_40_0/libs/graph/LICENSE)
From: Troels Walsted Hansen (troelswh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-04 18:03:16

Hi Doug and boost developers,

In a message to this mailing list on 2006-03-12 (, Doug mentioned
that the Boost Graph Library had been entirely converted to the regular
Boost Software License (

However, even the latest boost 1.40.0 distribution contains a file called
boost_1_40_0/libs/graph/LICENSE which contains the text of the old The Boost
Graph Library "Artistic License".

This is slightly confusing because it could be interpreted to mean that the
Boost Graph Library is still covered by the Artistic License.

Can you confirm that this file is dead and void?

Can it be removed from the boost distribution to avoid any license


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