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From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-01-23 19:29:16

On 23/01/2020 19:19, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 1:13 PM Edward Diener via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> If some compiler vendor takes a version of Boost and makes changes to
>> that version of Boost to suit the particular compiler, while
>> distributing that version with full source code as an optional part of
>> some release of that compiler, does this mean that the code is now
>> proprietary for that compiler vendor ? Or does the code still remain
>> open source so that a programmer can use the changes made to update his
>> own version of a Boost release or provide PRs to some later release of
>> Boost based on the code in the compiler vendor's release ?
> Depends entirely on what license they made the changes available as.

Yup, if they don't copyright the changes, then it's still all BSL, but
they are allowed to make their changes proprietary.

If you're thinking of moving changes upstream into Boost, then I suggest
you just drop them a line and see how they feel about that.


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