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[Savannah-register-public] [task #14249] Submission of GetFEM

From: Yves Renard
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #14249] Submission of GetFEM
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:59:31 +0000 (UTC)
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Follow-up Comment #7, task #14249 (project administration):

I added GPLv3 license file in the top directory. Sorry for this oversight.

GetFEM aggregated a certain number of components so, yes thing are not so
simple. Thank you for helping us to make some clarifications.

The GCC Runtime exception has been added because GetFEM is essencially a
library and has for instance a component (GMM, see source++/gmm/*.h files)
which is a template library, the FEM part itself having both some template and
non-template parts. So, the choice was guided by what has been done for the
g++/gcc header files (STL header files are GPLv3 + GCC Runtime exception and
gcc header files are LGPLv3). It seems to us that LGPL3v3 is not strictly the
same than GPLv3 + GCC Runtime exception.

Concerning the INSTALL file, I added the FSF Copyright

Concerning the Superlu distribution, this version has been added in 2004 to
GetFEM in order to furnish a default linear solver. It is not mandatory in the
sense that if a Superlu version or a MUMPS version is installed, it can be
used instead. This superlu version has been included without any modification.
I had a look at the more recent version of Superlu and now, the same files
indicates the BSD license for 2003 files and a Xerox copyright together with a
BSD license for the 1997 files. So I added these license terms to the files
and a BSD license file in the directory has it is indicated in the more recent
distributions. An alternative would be to incorporate a more recent version,
but it means some test to see if it do not cause any problem.

Concerning the BLAS.c file in the Superlu directory, it has been produced by
f2c from the BLAS source files. A priori, it seems (see for instance) that the automatically generated
source code inherits the license of the original source code.

The new tarball is still at


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