[build2] bpkg and bdep licensing

Boris Kolpackov boris at codesynthesis.com
Mon Sep 17 16:00:17 UTC 2018

Matthew Krupcale <mkrupcale at matthewkrupcale.com> writes:

> Given that both pieces of software (build2 and ODB) are copyright Code
> Synthesis, is there a linking exception being employed so that bpkg and
> bdep can remain licensed as MIT?

Yes, we give ODB license exceptions to open source projects that use
incompatible licenses[1]. And so it was implied that build2 will go
the same route. But I guess now is good time to formalize this:


I've also added notes to the LICENSE files in bpkg and bdep.

[1] https://www.codesynthesis.com/~boris/blog/2012/08/22/odb-license-exception/

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