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Re: Octave parallel computing toolbox

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Octave parallel computing toolbox
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:49:59 -0500

On 25-Jan-2008, Ganesh Bikshandi wrote:

| The current library (which is under active development) is released
| under Eclipse public license.

Unfortunately, the Eclipse Public License is incompatible with the
GPL (see, so if your
code links with Octave, it can't be distributed as the GPL requires
that the combined work be distributable under terms compatible with
the GPL.  Any chance of changing to a GPL-compatible license, or dual

| We want this stuff to run in IBM hardware (like Bluegene) and we don't
| want to be bogged down by any source code or licensing issues. Plus we
| want to run in SPMD mode (atleast in the initial phases of
| development). That means we want N Octave instances running, where N
| is the number of compute nodes. Using Octave we overcome all the
| licensing, source code and portability limitations. (IMHO).

Yes you would not have the per-instance licensing problems of some
proprietary software, but you still must meet the conditions of
Octave's GPL license.


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