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

jeffbeadles jeff_beadles at mentor.com
Fri Aug 20 06:41:18 BST 2010

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The short version is that Oracle hasn't released the6.2u6 source,
and has made no statement in public that they will.
(or they won't, to be fair, however I doubt after a delay of
this long that they will change their minds and release it)

I think that most folks are seeing the writing on the wall,
and starting the unfortunate (but necessary) process of the fork,
so the code base can continue to be updated, bugs fixed, new functionality
added, ...

It's a sad time in my opinion.  We're using the pay-for-it version now, but started with
the open source version, and took a LOT longer than 90 days to finally decide to switch.


I don't officially speak for my company, and opinions here are mine personally.

-----Original Message-----
From: craffi [mailto:dag at sonsorol.org]
Sent: Thu 8/19/2010 3:11 PM
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: [GE users] did I miss something? (openscheduler, etc. etc)

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!



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