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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost licensing information
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-12 08:56:58

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Fabrizio Riente via Boost
> Sent: 11 April 2017 13:32
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Fabrizio Riente
> Subject: [boost] Boost licensing information
> Dear Boost Members,
> I'm Fabrizio Riente and I'm a researcher from the Politecnico di Torino in
> Italy.
> I'm using some part of boost libraries in our application.
> In particular we are using boost spirit, odeint and serialization.
> In the next future, we would like to release this tool for free for
> research purposes.
> I read that at the moment boost is released under Boost license.
> I was wandering if under this license it is possible to distribute the
> application for free to other universities and interested people without
> sharing the source code.

I presume you mean sharing *your* source code, as you can't prevent people seeing the Boost source code - that's the whole point of
the license.

You should of course claim copyright on your source; this will prevent anyone else claiming copyright.

I believe that you are free to choose whatever licence you like for *your* code. If you want to keep it secret, then the Boost
license is probably not what you want.

You should use the Boost code by #include statements rather than copy'n'pasting into your code.

It is of course courteous (and helpful) to acknowledge use of Boost code and authors in your documentation and references.



Paul A. Bristow
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