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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Multiprecision review (June 8th - 17th, 2012)
From: Marc Glisse (marc.glisse_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-09 08:37:12

On Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> License and backend
> =================
> Allowing a choice of backend has crucial license advantages, allowing
> the 'gold standard' optimised GMP, but also allowing the Boost licensed
> version with remarkably little loss of speed. (I note the price we are
> paying for the commercial greed and patent abuse that has made
> maintaining the GPL license status of GMP such a quasi-religious issue).

Let us try to be factual in a section called "License": the license of GMP
is *L*GPL. I know everything GNU is anathema in BSD-land, but it does make
a difference.
(end of digression, please no license flame war)

Marc Glisse

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