[Bf-committers] could this be useful for blender ? opensubdiv

Davis Sorenson davis.sorenson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:01:41 CEST 2012

According to Wikipedia: (
"According to the Free Software Foundation, it is a free software license
but not compatible with the GNU GPL." [1]

So of all the MS "shared-source" licenses it's the least bad, but still GPL
incompatible. It looks very cool, apparently it's what Pixar uses in
production so I imagine it is quite good. :) I noticed this quote from them
on the project site:
"Feel free to use it and let us know what you think through the github
site." [2]
Maybe it would be worth a try to contact them and ask them about using a
different license?

[1] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ms-pl
[2] http://graphics.pixar.com/opensubdiv


On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:48 AM, rsaavedra at ono.com <rsaavedra at ono.com> wrote:

> Hi!,
>   I have just seen that pixar has released a parallel subdivision
> lib as "open" software and I was wondering if it would be interesting
> to use it in blender.
>   http://graphics.pixar.com/opensubdiv
>   It is
> released under Microsoft Public License, I haven't read the clausules
> of that license and if it is compatible with GPL, I can guess that it
> is not, but if somebody can ilustrate us ...
> --
> Rafael Rios
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