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Re: Copyright source code


From: spasmous2
Subject: Re: Copyright source code
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:02:31 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 26, 4:47 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> On Jun 27, 1:40 am, spasmous2 <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > I downloaded some code that has a copyright notice in it. It's unclear
> > to me what this means though. I was hoping someone could help.
>
> > Can I use the code to make money or distribute the code to someone
> > else? Do I need to pay a royalty to the author? The code is a C
> > translation of a Public Domain Fortran code.
>
> First, it is questionable whether the author of the C code really owns
> the copyright. If it is an automatic translation from public domain
> code, I strongly doubt his copyright.
>
> Second, please post the copyright notice you are talking about.
> Otherwise it is impossible to answer your questions.
>

I don't believe it is an automatic translation.

It is in the comments of the code:

/*
 * Project LevenbergMarquardtLeastSquaresFitting
 *        (more info in lmmin.c)
 *
 * File lmmin.h (C) Joachim Wuttke 2004-8 www.messen-und-deuten.de/lmfit
 *
 * Public interface to the Levenberg-Marquardt core implementation.
 */

The code is listed here - http://www.messen-und-deuten.de/lmfit/lmmin.h.html





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