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Re: [Fwd: Help in testing the RC for Metis 5.0]

Yes, I agree: this a very good opportunity to emphasis the importance to
change the license of parmetis. In this way, the software will get into
Debian, which will improve the support towards users and developers.
Exactly what George Karypis is looking for. On the other hand, if the
developer(s) will not change the license, other packages, like Scotch,
will become an alternative. Just to make this very clear to the

Maybe a common letter from different package developers might help? You
will have my support as FreeFOAM packager.

Op woensdag 15-06-2011 om 13:20 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Andrea
> Il giorno mer, 15/06/2011 alle 09.55 +0200, Gerber van der Graaf ha
> scritto:
> > You can always try to ask them to reconsider the licensing of
> > (par)metis. Two years ago I wrote several emails to George Karypis and
> > Irene Moulitsas to consider this for distributing FreeFOAM. But I never
> > received any reply.
> Hi,
> I've already asked him a few weeks ago, and got no answer - just like
> other people before me.
> However, IMHO the release of a new version is a good moment to consider
> a change of license. 
> Now, if I go and ask him about this, I'll probably get the same answer -
> that is, no answer; but if someone other ask him, this will be a sign
> that this issue is of concern for many people, and not just me.
> Anyway, this is just my opinion, and in the end the answer will probably
> be the same as before.
> Bye
> Andrea

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