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

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Aug 25 23:09:16 BST 2010


Am 25.08.2010 um 23:38 schrieb coffman:

> I am still also trying to make sense of this also.   
> 
> I don't generally follow the mailing list unless I have issues.   But I have spent a few days going through the threads related to SGE OGE, etc...  licensing and I am still not clear.     
> 
> Which version can I use with out paying Oracle and where can it be downloaded from.
> 
> 6.1 looks to be available here and appears to be free:
>   http://gridengine.sunsource.net/downloads/61/download.html
> 
> Selecting GE 6.2 Binares on the left of the above page takes you to cds.sun.com which looks to be a more oracle centric page:
>           https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=GE-6.2U5-OS-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI
> 
> So is the above download considered under the oracle umbrella that allows only 90 days of usage referenced in threads on this mailing list?   If yes, does anyone know where the document(s) live that explain this?   I can't seem to find anything 'clear'.
> 
> Any pointers to official docs would be greatly appreciated...  

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-- Reuti


> BTW: I am also having trouble finding anything about buying versions from oracle.   I admit I am a bit slow sometimes, but things seem to be quite obfuscated....
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -MichaelC
> 
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:41 PM, jeffbeadles <jeff_beadles at mentor.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
>   -Jeff
> 
> 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!
> 
> Regards,
> Chris
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