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Postby samuvi » 21 Oct 2011, 05:21

Hi,

May be a simple issue, our company made a lot of research on ptlib/boost/poco and we are planing to invest on a proprietory application based on poco.
When I say based on poco, we are not changing poco but wish to use poco and it's functionalities in our application.

According to boost library, is it required that we opensource our application stack?
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Re: Something related to license

Postby guenter » 21 Oct 2011, 07:30

No, the boost/poco license does not require you to opensource your application.

Here' the relevant part from the boost license FAQ:
How is the Boost license different from the GNU General Public License (GPL)? The Boost license permits the creation of derivative works for commercial or non-commercial use with no legal requirement to release your source code. Other differences include Boost not requiring reproduction of copyright messages for object code redistribution, and the fact that the Boost license is not "viral": if you distribute your own code along with some Boost code, the Boost license applies only to the Boost code (and modified versions thereof); you are free to license your own code under any terms you like. The GPL is also much longer, and thus may be harder to understand.
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Re: Something related to license

Postby samuvi » 22 Oct 2011, 03:51

Thanks guenter.

Which means we can bundle poco license for poco libraries and our own license for our application, right?

Very much liberal than GPL.
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