From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-06-15 16:35:13
On 2020-06-15 19:19, Phil Endecott via Boost wrote:
> 2. Some files have a copyright header which is not the Boost
> licence.Â Example:
> This one has a requirement that binary distribution includes the
> copyright notice, which is not a requirement of the Boost licence,
> and will be problematic for some users.
> Are the only affected files the SIMD implementation, (c) Robert N
> Steagall?Â If so, can this be disabled (by default?) by the user
> to avoid the copyright notice requirement?
I think the fact that Boost uses the Boost Software License is a
valuable feature. Having differently licensed files complicates
inclusion in the downstream projects.
In the particular case you referenced, it seems the license is 3-clause
BSD. That license is incompatible with Boost license requirements:
- Must not require that the license appear with executables or other
binary uses of the library.
I think, this issue should be blocking library acceptance.
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