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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost licensing information
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-13 11:10:58

On 04/13/17 13:40, Josh Juran via Boost wrote:
> Authors who license their own code under the
> GPL are not bound by the GPL with respect to that code. An author is
> allowed to offer anything under the terms of the GPL, including a
> program that links to a binary-only library...

That's not my reading of the GPL. According to Section 6 [1], everyone,
including the author, must provide source code of the (derived) work as
part of distribution, which is not possible if the work contains a
binary-only component.


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