[GE users] new approach to FLEXlm license integration - The "Olesen Method" - code & draft docs available

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Fri Nov 18 16:03:43 GMT 2005

qlicserver is all Mark's work - I'm just a happy end-user.  The offer  
to stick the tarball on gridengine.info was merely a side effect of  
wanting to see his code and methods distributed to the user community  
in a way that matched his key concerns:  minimize support burden &  
having license terms that would prevent some company from knocking in  
his door in the future trying to sell him his own work.

I've got no personal, ego, business or any other reason to be  
concerned about what happens with the code and since I didn't write  
it I shouldn't have a say in what happens to it. Should something of  
mine prove of interest (such as extra documentation or howto  
materials), they can already be folded into SGE whenever it makes  
sense -- I've already signed the sunsource contributor agreements.

The gridengine.info site is a personal effort running on my own (non  
corporate) server.  I'm happy with how it helps my own knowledge and  
how it (occasionally) gets hits from people googling for SGE info. As  
people have mentioned before - the sunsource site is difficult for  
internet search engines to index.  There is no need for the site to  
"broaden its base" or anything like that. I'd be just as happy to  
link to sunsource.net as I would be to host static files on  


On Nov 18, 2005, at 9:05 AM, Andreas Haas wrote:

> Dear Chris,
> even though I haven't had a chance to do a detailed review,
> I must say I'm really impressed of Mark's (and your) work.
> I uploaded qlicserver-1.14.1.tar.gz to the projects download
> area as you proposed and added at first a related link from
>    http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/howto.html
> with regards to thinkable further development of qlicserver I
> talked with Mark. The open issue was whether it would be possible
> for qlicserver snapshots to become part of Grid Engine distributions
> in order to make it easier deployable for anyone and Mark said
> that is no problem in principle. My thinking is this should be
> advantageous also for you as a wide spreading of it broadens
> your base and at the same time make qlicserver easier to support.

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