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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-23 08:04:47

MarC <mvinyes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi
> I subscribed to this list to find out if I can publish one program
> containig "Boost Filesystem Library" under the GPL2.
> I saw that Boost license is even more flexible than the GPL2 but I'm
> not sure if I can release a program containing Boost with GPL2...
> anybody knows? where should I ask to answer my question?

As long as you follow (and don't change) the licensing terms of the
boost::filesystem code, you're free to do with it whatever you like.
On the other hand, the GPL2 license may prevent you from doing certain
things. To find out whether it's OK from the GPL2 perspective to
integrate boost::filesystem in your application under its own
licensing terms, you'll probably have to ask GPL2 experts (or a

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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