Subject: [boost] License question
From: David Bellot (david.bellot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-13 08:23:36
I'm working on a new library for some specific A.I and machine learning
problems and I will release it as a Free Software of course.
However, I wonder if you guys can enlighten me regarding license.
This library will be template-based for some parts and compiled for other
parts. I don't want to restrict users in what they're doing with the
library, I mean they can use it for open-source or closed-source products.
However, I want to decently protect my work and because it's template-based
and can be used in commercial products, I don't want someone to do
closed-source fork of it and all those kind of things...
I selected to candidates: Boost and LGPL.
- do I have to use a Boost license or a LGPL license ?
- and why not using GPL directly or is it too restrictive ?
Thanks for your help,
David (also boost::ublas maintainer when not doing statistics ;-) )
-- David Bellot, PhD david.bellot_at_[hidden] http://david.bellot.free.fr
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