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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC 2010 : BigInt
From: Andrew Sutton (andrew.n.sutton_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-26 11:58:54

> Hi, I'm a engineering student from Peru. I'm really interested in the
>> BigInt
>> project for GSoC 2010, but there's a part for which I would like a better
>> explanation, the description says : "A successful proposal will include a
>> discussion of licensing concerns". What does it mean?
Mostly it was intended to mean that you should understand why simply
> building the solution against BGL won't work for many Boost Users. In fact,
> there are a number of BigInt/arbitary precision libraries that have the same
> problems: contradictory or restrictive licenses.

Sorry. That's a typo, it should have said "GMP"... I was working on a
BGL-related project when I responded :)

In other words, the license supported by GMP may be not be viable for all
users so your proposal should address solutions to that problem. Will you
implement your own data structures? Will you build a library that acts as a
wrapper for swappable "BigInt providers"?

Andrew Sutton

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