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Subject: Re: [boost] [simd] Hardware support
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-09 12:29:49

On 9 April 2017 at 09:30, Niall Douglas via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> If copyright weren't a problem, I'd suggest the Apache 2.0 licence which
> gives stronger guarantees to the end user (a Boost library doesn't
> actually have to have the Boost licence, it's just strongly
> recommended). But you don't own the copyright to the entire library.

The library only has NumScale copyright notices, so they claim ownership of
the library, and could re-license it.

AFAIK the Boost Software License requires keeping the copyright notices of
any work it is derived from, so this is a violation of the BSL.
Boost.SIMD is derived from the NT2 library which was a BSL-licensed
collaboration between various parties.

I warned NumScale about this a few years ago, but they dismissed it.

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