[GE users] Followup project

ppk ppk at ats.ucla.edu
Thu Aug 19 17:33:38 BST 2010


Hi Joe,

Here is the license description.
http://gridengine.sunsource.net/Gridengine_SISSL_license.html

Prakashan



joelandman wrote:
> ppk wrote:
>> It appears to me so far all the efforts to the Open Grid 
>> Scheduler is coming from individuals volunteering to help. 
>>   We are not stealing anything.  We are just reusing what is 
>> already available to us in the open source form and sharing 
>> among us.  It is just my common sense thinking. :-)
>>
>> Prakashan
> 
> Hi Prakashan
> 
>    My concern is that if the folks who own the IP in the code decide to 
> start asserting that ownership in a way that makes it hard for us to 
> work with this/contribute.
> 
>    We want to.  I just don't want us to run afoul of other peoples 
> property.
> 
>    Yes it is "open source" (its not GPL2 as I remember, I don't remember 
> which license it is).  No one is accusing anyone of stealing.  Someone 
> owns that IP, and that ownership isn't dropped as part of using an OSS 
> license.  They can take all their marbles and go home.  What I am hoping 
> is that with some rebranding and removal of the copyrighted info, this 
> can continue.
> 
>    Again, this is something we may be able to commit resources to.  I 
> just want to know we aren't going to get slapped down for doing it.
> 
> Joe
> 
>>
>>
>> joelandman wrote:
>>> Let me ask a (somewhat obvious) set of questions.
>>>
>>> Is there any possibility that this project could be shut down due to 
>>> Oracle flexing legal muscle?  That is, DanT looks like his group has 
>>> funding and a roadmap, and they might not take too kindly to an external 
>>> group building a relicensed version.  Nor give their permission for 
>>> relicensure.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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