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Subject: Re: [boost] Licensing issue (
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-10-01 07:48:53

On 10/01/2014 02:13 PM, Polhodzik Peter (ext) wrote:> Hi all,
> Could anyone tell me, why the \boost_1_38_0\tools\build\v2\test\ (TestCmd version 0.02) file in Boost
1.38.0<> has Steven Knight's Python license reference, this:
> # Copyright 2000 Steven Knight
> # This module is free software, and you may redistribute it and/or modify
> # it under the same terms as Python itself, so long as this copyright message
> # and disclaimer are retained in their original form.
> while the original TestCmd 0.02<> is Perl licensed, this way:
> Copyright 1999-2000 Steven Knight. All rights reserved. This program
> is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
> same terms as Perl itself.
> ? is Python code, whereas what you refer to as "original" is Perl code, so it's not surprising that they
have similar, but not identical, licenses.

> It is also unclear which Python or Perl license it refers to ,since there are more licenses versions for both.

It's a fair question, but I think you'd have to review the history to determine what Python license was in
effect when was originally authored. It was added to Boost.Build on April 8, 2002, copied from SCons.
I don't immediately know when it was added to SCons.

> I know 1.38.0 is an old release, but now I definitely need to have the information about this one. Updating to 1.56.0 is NOT an option to
solve the problem this time.

1.56 has exactly the same file, anyway.

- Volodya

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