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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost licensing information
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-12 21:49:30

Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 12/04/2017 22:18, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> > It does, see "Attribution right" in clause 5. It's not even limited to
> > source code.
> Earlier on "the Work" is defined to be the source code I believe.


"- The Work: the Original Work and/or its Derivative Works."

"- The Source Code: the human-readable form of the Work which is the most
convenient for people to study and modify."

> I had understood that to mean that if your EUPL code is used as a library
> in a bigger project, no obligations to distribute source land on the
> licensee, but if they distribute a modified copy of your library as a
> standalone thing, then they can't supply prebuilt DLLs without source
> code.

That's not how I read it.

> But that requirement, now you make me think about it, does violate the
> Boost licence which does allow people to derive from Boost and publish
> binaries without source.

We also allow binary distribution without attribution.

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