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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost licensing information
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-13 09:56:45

>> The BSL is compatible with the GPL, so I find it very hard to believe
>> that Apache 2.0 is incompatible.
>> Source:
>> Source:
> I believe it is more correct to say Apache 2.0 does not meet Boost
> requirements to the license in that it is more restrictive than the
> BSL. In particular, BSL has no requirements similar to those in Apache
> 2.0 [1] Section 4 item b.
> Also, unlike BSL, Apache 2.0 is not compatible with GPLv2, only GPLv3,
> which is not as popular.
> The boilerplate comment that is recommended to be used to apply the
> license, and the license itself, are significantly longer than those
> of BSL. I'll remind that this thread has started from someone having
> difficulty reading and understanding the BSL, and Apache 2.0 is not
> likely to improve on that.
> [1]:

Irrespective of the merits of the various licences, I would remind
everyone that it took us the better part of 2 years last time we changed
licences... and Boost has grown immeasurably larger since then. I am
emphatically not going to take on that task again, if someone else wants
to volunteer, I can only wish them good luck - they will most certainly
need it!

Best, John.

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