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Add GPL license exception.

	* NEWS: Add it here.
	* README: Mention it too, with some explanations.
	* build-aux/boost.m4: Add the exception.

Signed-off-by: Benoit Sigoure <tsuna@lrde.epita.fr>
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7 NEWS
@@ -21,6 +21,13 @@ GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+Additional permission under section 7 of the GNU General Public
+License, version 3 ("GPLv3"):
+
+If you convey this file as part of a work that contains a
+configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may do so under
+terms of your choice.
+
Local Variables:
mode: outline
End:
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18 README
@@ -170,3 +170,21 @@ http://repo.or.cz/w/boost.m4.git
Or simply download the latest version:
wget 'http://repo.or.cz/w/boost.m4.git?a=blob_plain;f=build-aux/boost.m4;hb=HEAD' -O boost.m4
Patches welcome.
+
+LICENSE
+-------
+
+The code of boost.m4 is released under GPLv3+ with the following additional
+clause:
+
+ Additional permission under section 7 of the GNU General Public
+ License, version 3 ("GPLv3"):
+
+ If you convey this file as part of a work that contains a
+ configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may do so under
+ terms of your choice.
+
+This clause has been written by FSF lawyers for Autotools. If you have any
+concerns about legal issues, do not contact me as I Am Not A Lawyer. I
+*think* you can get advices at <copyright-clerk at fsf dot org>. The intent
+here is to keep the code Free but to allow anyone to *use* it.
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7 build-aux/boost.m4
@@ -6,6 +6,13 @@
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
+# Additional permission under section 7 of the GNU General Public
+# License, version 3 ("GPLv3"):
+#
+# If you convey this file as part of a work that contains a
+# configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may do so under
+# terms of your choice.
+#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
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