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Subject: Re: [boost] License of endian and limits in Boost detail
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-06 12:04:02

> Is John Maddock reading this?


> What is the story? Clearly it's not possible to take the SGI-licensed
> code and
> to re-license it under the Boost licence without either (a) getting
> permission or
> (b) knowing that the licences are compatible, which isn't true in this
> case in
> this direction.
> Has this really been broken for 12 years?

Originally this code (and Boost in general) was not under the BSL, in fact
most of it was under an SGI-like license. Unfortunately there were a few
corner cases we couldn't easily get rid of.

In the case of limits.hpp I'm almost completely sure we can just remove it,
I don't think that any system that relied on it could cope with modern Boost

endian.hpp is much harder, Beman what did you borrow from SGI for this one?


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