[Bf-committers] could this be useful for blender ? opensubdiv
joeedh at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 12:45:55 CEST 2012
I'm not sure I trust the FSF on this; it has a history of exaggerating the
restrictiveness of the GPL. If we want this library, we should consult a
lawyer to be sure.
This site from 2008, http://www.opensourcelegal.org/?page_id=532 ,
apparently thinks MS-pl is compatible with GPL v3, which I believe would
cover our code (since we have the "or any later versions" GPL clause).
However, that was written in 2008, and the link to the FSF's website is
dead; not what I would call a reliable source.
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM, Davis Sorenson <davis.sorenson at gmail.com>wrote:
> According to Wikipedia: (
> "According to the Free Software Foundation, it is a free software license
> but not compatible with the GNU GPL." 
> 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." 
> Maybe it would be worth a try to contact them and ask them about using a
> different license?
>  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ms-pl
>  http://graphics.pixar.com/opensubdiv
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:48 AM, rsaavedra at ono.com <rsaavedra at ono.com>
> > 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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