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Re: Bug#226232: ITP: glucas -- Mersenne prime testing program

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:21:09AM +0100, Jens Peter Secher wrote:
> What exactly is glucas relation to GIMPS, especially the non-free terms
> decribed in http://www.mersenne.org/prize.htm ?

Those terms apply "if you find such a prime with the software provided".
glucas is third party software. It doesn't even have any native
support for the PrimeNet server, but if you're trying to find a new
prime it makes sense to manually reserve exponents on the server to
avoid duplicating effort. By the way, the "provided software" is
available in the prime-net package on i386.

That's my understanding. I've forwarded the question to the Mersenne
forum for confirmation.

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