Fwd: Re: [Beowulf] Gentoo for Science and Engineering

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Feb 10 19:32:47 EST 2004


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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Gentoo for Science and Engineering
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:55 am
From: help at supercluster.org
To: Chris Samuel <csamuel at vpac.org>
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org

Chris,

  Thanks for the cc.  You will probably need to forward this message to
beowulf as I don't think we are registered.  OpenPBS 2.3.12 was selected
because its license did allow anyone to modify/distribute the code for any
reason with the only conditions being that the license be included and the
original creators acknowledged.

  To our understanding, changing the license can only be done by the
current license holders, ie Altair.  The good news is that they are
currently considering this as a possibility although we do not know which
way they are leaning.

  As far the Cluster Resources/Supercluster is concerned, our plans are to
continue to contribute to this project, developing infrastructure changes
as needed, adding scalability, security, usability, and functionality
enhancements, and rolling in community patches and enhancements with no
intention of creating a commercial/closed product out of it.

  Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Thanks,
Supercluster Development Group

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Chris Samuel wrote:
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> On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 05:01 am, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Thanks for the clarification. Does anybody know whether Torque is
> > considered to be conforming to the Open Source Definition[1]?
> >
> > In the Torque tarball, I was only able to find a 'OpenPBS v2.3 Software
> > License', which seems to prohibit commercial distribution, making it
> > non-free unfortunately. Is there some other fork of PBS with a true Open
> > Source license perhaps?
>
> My understanding is that they cannot alter the license as they have
> inherited that from the original OpenPBS sources, and as they do not hold
> all the copyrights to the code it cannot be changed unless Altair can be
> persuaded.
>
> My understanding is that the SuperCluster people picked the 2.3.12 version
> as a starting point as that was the most recent with the most liberal
> license (i.e. others could fork development from it).
>
> I've CC'd this to the SuperCluster folks so they can comment and correct.
>
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>  Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
>  Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
>  Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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