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