Everyone please read.... Re: GSOC 2014 is almost here - Volunteer mentors needed

Robert Helling helling at atdotde.de
Mon Feb 10 09:08:27 UTC 2014


On 10 Feb 2014, at 16:28, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:


HI everyone,

> On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 13:07 +0200, Lubomir I. Ivanov wrote:
>> On 9 February 2014 02:48, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
>>> EVERYONE please at least read and
>>> comment in email - or just edit on the wiki.
>> 
>> for the GSoC task "VPM-B/BE"
>> 
>> here is a VPM-B in C and python:
>> https://github.com/bwaite/vpmb
> 
> IIRC that was a FORTRAN to C conversion and quite unusable…

I had a quick look at it and it looks surprisingly good. It seems it is independent of the old FORTRAN code and in the doc folder there is even a LaTeX document with pseudo code that looks much better than Baker’s original text (as far as I can tell from only printing rather than reading it).

> 
>> the source code license looks to me like the 2-clause (simplified)
>> BSD, which is GPL2 compatible:
>> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#FreeBSD
>> 
>> it does have the:
>> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
>>   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
>>   and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 
> Hate that license.

The exif code I included also comes with that license. Do we have to do anything about this?


I will read it and then comment more.

Best
Robert
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