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Subject: Re: [boost] Question about commercial software and boost license
From: Peter Geoghegan (peter.geoghegan86_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-18 08:07:31

On 18 October 2010 12:12, marc_elias_at_[hidden] <marc_elias_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working in a company that want to use boost libraries to a commercial software.
> I have a pair of questions:
> 1. Is it possible to distribute under the boost license a commercial software (so the source code won't be exposed) programmed with static boost libraries?
> 2. And with linked libraries to an executable?
> Thanks in advance!

No. The Boost licence is an open source licence, but it isn't viral
like the GPL....You don't *have* to change your licence if you
statically link to Boost. You just have to comply with the licence

Peter Geoghegan

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