[GE users] did I miss something? (openscheduler, etc. etc)

rayson rayrayson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 01:38:14 BST 2010


Hi Chris,

I don't want to see any SGE forks, but right now there are bugs in SGE
that needs to be addressed.

If we just simply let the bugs sit there in SGE 6.2u5, then sooner or
later, other batch systems (open source or commercial) will get market
share from SGE. We love SGE and we want it to grow.

Rayson



On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM, craffi <dag at sonsorol.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to get my head around the mailing list threads where people
> are talking about moving the source code elsewhere and otherwise forking
> off things.
>
> What did I miss?
>
> If people are upset about the 90-day eval limit on the binaries
> available from oracle.com than all we really need to do under the terms
> of the SISSL license is organize ourselves to the point where we can
> build and host our own courtesy binaries (just like the ones that
> gridengine.sunsource.net used to provide).
>
> Any binaries built by us from the SGE codebase will not be encumbered by
> the 90-day eval license restrictions.
>
> I feel like I missed an Oracle announcement or something? Are they not
> putting patches back into gridengine.sunsource.net or something?
>
> Why are we talking about new code repositories and mailing lists? In my
> mind all we really need to do is get together some people who are
> willing to commit resources to building binaries off of the existing
> codebase that are not encumbered with commercial eval terms. My company
> (BioTeam) can commit resources to this if needed.
>
> Clues appreciated, I'm really quite confused!
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>
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