Changeset 1294


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Timestamp:
Apr 28, 2009 10:19:49 AM (11 years ago)
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andreasw
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included reply by George Karypis regarding Metis license in INSTALL.Metis file

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    1212http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/faq?q=metis/metis/faq#distribute
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     14(I sent an email to the Metis developer, asking for clarification of
     15the Metis license.  You find the reply at the end of this file.)
    1316
    1417**********************************************************************
     
    3841rm metis-4.0.tar
    3942
     43==========================================================================
     44
     45Email exchange regarding Metis license:
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     49Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:52:10 -0500
     50From: George Karypis <karypis@cs.umn.edu>
     51To: 'Andreas Waechter' <andreasw@watson.ibm.com>
     52Subject: RE: Metis license conditions
     53
     54Andreas,
     55
     56Metis can be used for non-commercial projects without any restrictions.
     57For commercial-use, the essential restriction is for the vendors not to
     58be reselling Metis.
     59
     60regards,
     61
     62george
     63
     64-----Original Message-----
     65From: Andreas Waechter [mailto:andreasw@watson.ibm.com]
     66Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 9:53 AM
     67To: metis@cs.umn.edu
     68Subject: Metis license conditions
     69
     70Hello,
     71
     72I'm maintaining an open-source project for nonlinear optimization (Ipopt
     73at COIN-OR, see http://www.coin-or.org/Ipopt).  This project requires a
     74linear solver, and I set up Makefiles for users who only have to download
     75the sources (such as for MUMPS and MA57).  I recently added such a
     76Makefile for Metis, since it improves the performance of the linear
     77solvers (and therefore of Ipopt).
     78
     79Of course, I do not distribute the sources for any third-party code, but I
     80tell users how they can download the code and where they can learn more
     81about the license conditions.  For Metis, I only found the last answer in
     82the FAQs.
     83
     84My colleague Anshul Gupta tells me that the license conditions for Metis
     85are somewhat in flux.  However, could you please let me know what I can
     86tell users regarding the Metis license?  I would add your answer (possibly
     87verbatim) to the INSTALL.Metis file in
     88
     89https://projects.coin-or.org/BuildTools/browser/ThirdParty/Metis/trunk/INSTALL.Metis
     90
     91Thank you very much in advance!
     92
     93Best regards,
     94
     95Andreas
     96
     97Andreas Waechter
     98Department of Mathematical Sciences
     99IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
     100P.O. Box 218 (Rt. 134)
     101Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
     102USA
     103
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