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Subject: Re: [boost] BOOST license & GPL
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-01 19:46:09

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:34 PM, Oliver Kowalke
<oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 2017-04-01 21:27 GMT+02:00 Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>:
>> > If I understand it correctly, the copied boost code is now licensed
>> > under
>> > GPLv3
>> Does their code distribution (as a package or VCS) contain BSL text?
>> Do the BSL-licensed files still contain the copyrights and a link to
>> the BSL?
> The license statement of Kicad is: 'it is licensed under GPLv3' - the BSL
> ist not mentioned.
> Kicad has copied all files from the boost lib into one file - including all
> copyrigth statements + BSL
> (all put at the top of the file) - and a new library, which is now intergral
> part of kicad, was created.

As long as they don't distribute this new library separately from
Kicad, it sounds like they fulfilled the terms of the BSL.

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