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Re: RE : Re: OpenCASCADE re-licensing: a (desperate) call for help

Le 08/07/2012 03:32, Francesco Poli a écrit :
> On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:46:11 -0600 Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
>> Le 06/07/2012 10:54, Francesco Poli a écrit :
>>> On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:16:58 +0200 Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
>>>> Does open cascade is a subsitairi of commissariat a l energie atomique(cea)
>>>> ?
> [...]
>>> I don't know whether there's any relationship between OPEN CASCADE
>>> S.A.S. and CEA.
>> CEA is involved (probably from the start) in the SALOME development
>> (which is based on OpenCASCADE).
> Mmmh, this is something...
> Are CEA people aware that SALOME binaries are legally undistributable
> due to multiple licensing issues [1], among which the
> GPL-incompatibility of Open CASCADE Technology?
FYI, CEA and EDF are developing together SALOME for a while. From the
start, it is based on OpenCascade.

> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/619662
> If they are aware, are they worried about these issues?
I don't know. I don't work for EDF or CEA but I guess they don't care
much about incompatibilities between free licenses.
I think what really matters is having a full free CAD software stack.
These problems seems minor to me and not worst all the problems.

> Are they disappointed that salome got removed from Debian because of
> various RC bugs, among which its licensing issues?
They are pushing to see Salome into Debian. However, EDF & CEA are big
corporations. I don't know if it gets to the lawyers.


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