Subject: Re: [boost] License of endian and limits in Boost detail
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-06 07:55:40
Philip Bennefall wrote:
> For my project, I am trying to stick exclusively to the Boost Software
> license. I wanted to use boost/cstdint.hpp, which pulls in a lot of
> content (boost/config.hpp is the one that includes the most). Among
> the things it includes I see boost/detail/endian.hpp and
// Copyright 2001 John Maddock
// Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompany-
// ing file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
* Copyright (c) 1997
* Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, Inc.
* Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software
* and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
* provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and
* that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear
* in supporting documentation. Silicon Graphics makes no
* representations about the suitability of this software for any
* purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
Is John Maddock reading this?
What is the story? Clearly it's not possible to take the SGI-licensed
to re-license it under the Boost licence without either (a) getting
(b) knowing that the licences are compatible, which isn't true in this
Has this really been broken for 12 years?
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