[Home]Boost License/Common Public License

BOOST WIKI | Boost License | RecentChanges | Preferences | Page List | Links List

Difference (from prior major revision) (no other diffs)

Changed: 18,195c18




Link to license: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cpl.php

FAIL: Looks like it was written by a team of lawyers, with the intended audience being laywers.

PASS: [Clause 2a, 2b]

PASS: [Clause 3]

PASS: Caveat: If a license appears in "the Program", it may not be removed. [Clause 3]

FAIL: Requires that the license state the location of the source and how to obtain it.

No such restrictions.

FAIL: While this license is not what I would call "simple to read and understand", it does look like it has been thoroughly written by possibly qualified lawyers. It also looks like it could be made to be conforming without much difficulty. The main point of interest is in the liability verbiage, which looks much more mature than most licenses. Whether it is enforceable, or offers more or less protection than other licenses should probably be ascertained by a qualified legal professional.

-- David B. Held


BOOST WIKI | Boost License | RecentChanges | Preferences | Page List | Links List
Edit text of this page | View other revisions
Last edited December 26, 2004 4:28 am (diff)
Search:
Disclaimer: This site not officially maintained by Boost Developers