OGS-6 now has a source code license!

Dear OGS-developers,

from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a software license. The license text is the following:

Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community ([http://www.opengeosys.net](http://www.opengeosys.net))

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without

modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the

documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software

must display the following acknowledgement:

This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.

4. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the

names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products

derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

5. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate

paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:

[http://www.opengeosys.net/papers](http://www.opengeosys.net/papers)

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ''AS IS'' AND ANY

EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE

DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY

DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;

LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND

ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT

(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS

SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point added by us. This will greatly help us to justify the name OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up and running in the near future.

If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this commit:

[https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440](https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440)

Cheers,

Lars.

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Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881

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thomas.kalbacher@ufz.dethomas.kalbacher@ufz.dehttp://www.ufz.de

Dear OGS-developers,

    from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a

software license. The license text is the following:

Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community ([http://www.opengeosys.net](http://www.opengeosys.net))

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without

modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  1. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the a
    bove copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the

documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  1. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software

must display the following acknowledgement:

This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.

  1. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the

names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products

derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

  1. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate

paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:

http://www.opengeosys.net/papers

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ‘‘AS IS’’ AND ANY

EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE

DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY

DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY
, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;

LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND

ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT

(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS

SOFTWAR
E, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

    This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point

added by us. This will greatly help us to justify the name
OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up
and running in the near future.

    If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this

commit:

https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440

Cheers,

Lars.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Lars Bilke

Visualisierungszentrum / Umweltinformatik

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881

Email: lars.bilke@ufz.de

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=14171

Sorry, my fault. I changed it to .com.

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Dr. Thomas Kalbacher ------------------------------------------------------------- Umweltinformatik, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Tel : +49 (0) 0341 235 1093, Fax: +49 (0) 0341 235 1939, E-Mail: , Sitz der Gesellschaft: Leipzig; Registergericht: Amtsgericht Leipzig; Handelsregister Nr. B 4703; Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus; Wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. Georg Teutsch; Administrativer Geschäftsführer: Dr. Andreas Schmidt ------------------------------------------------------------- Scientist/Department of Environmental Informatics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Tel : +49 (0) 0341 235 1093, Fax: +49 (0) 0341 235 1939, E-Mail: ; Registered Office: Leipzig; Registration Office: Amtsgericht Leipzig; Trade Register Nr. B 4703; Chairman of the Supervisory Board: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus; Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Georg Teutsch; Administrative Director: Dr. Andreas Schmidt ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------

thomas.kalbacher@ufz.dethomas.kalbacher@ufz.dehttp://www.ufz.de

Dear OGS-developers,

    from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a software license. The license text is the following:
Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community ([http://www.opengeosys.net](http://www.opengeosys.net/))

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without

modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  1. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the a bove copyright

notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the

documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  1. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software

must display the following acknowledgement:

This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.

  1. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the

names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products

derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

  1. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate

paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:

http://www.opengeosys.net/papers

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ‘‘AS IS’’ AND ANY

EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE

DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY

DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY , OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;

LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND

ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT

(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS

SOFTWAR E, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

    This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point added by us. This will greatly help us to justify the name OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up and running in the near future.
    If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this commit:

https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440

Cheers,

Lars.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Lars Bilke

Visualisierungszentrum / Umweltinformatik

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881

Email: lars.bilke@ufz.de

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=14171

Hi all,

Lars, Thank you for the first proposal about license. We definitely need a license to make ogs6 "true" open-source.

After reading it, I have some questions about it. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

1. Does "OpenGeoSys Community" legally exist?
2. Has UFZ accepted that the copyright of OGS goes to "OpenGeoSys Community"? I thought OGS naturally belongs to UFZ since OGS is mainly developed using UFZ resource.
3. If LGPL version of QT is used, a binary of OGS-GUI doesn't really follow BSD license anymore. Isn't it necessary to mention this in the license or somewhere else?
4. Why not add one more point saying that, if you modify OGS and want to distribute it, you must disclose the modified source codes. I want to ask people give us feedback.
5. How about copyright of each source file? I think we need to accept individual copyright, e.g. Kiel, PSI.

Best regards,
Norihiro

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On 28.06.2012 12:13, Lars Bilke wrote:

Dear OGS-developers,

from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a software
license. The license text is the following:

Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community (http://www.opengeosys.net)
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
must display the following acknowledgement:
This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.
4. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the
names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
5. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate
paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:
http://www.opengeosys.net/papers

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ''AS IS'' AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point added by
us. This will greatly help us to justify the name OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully
the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up and running in the near future.

If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this commit:

https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440

Cheers,
Lars.

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Mit freundlichen Gr��en,

Lars Bilke

Visualisierungszentrum / Umweltinformatik

Helmholtz-Zentrum f�r Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881
Email: lars.bilke@ufz.de <mailto:lars.bilke@ufz.de>

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=14171

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Department of Environmental Informatics

Helmholtz-Zentrum f�r Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstra�e 15 / 04318 Leipzig / Germany
Telefon +49 341 235 1806
norihiro.watanabe@ufz.de / www.ufz.de

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Leipzig
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Leipzig, Handelsregister Nr. B 4703
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus
Wissenschaftlicher Gesch�ftsf�hrer: Prof. Dr. Georg Teutsch
Administrativer Gesch�ftsf�hrer: N.N.

Hi
Can you confirm the date of the OGS meeting in October please.
Thanks
Best regards
Chris McDermott

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  with opengeosys.COM. . . ha ha ha----we should get the .org as well

Dr. Thomas Kalbacher
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Umweltinformatik, Helmholtz-Zentrum f�r Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, Permoserstra�e 15, 04318 Leipzig, Tel : +49 (0) 0341 235 1093, Fax: +49 (0) 0341 235 1939, E-Mail: thomas.kalbacher@ufz.de, Sitz der Gesellschaft: Leipzig; Registergericht: Amtsgericht Leipzig; Handelsregister Nr. B 4703; Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus; Wissenschaftlicher Gesch�ftsf�hrer: Prof. Dr. Georg Teutsch; Administrativer Gesch�ftsf�hrer: Dr. Andreas Schmidt
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Am 28.06.2012 12:13, schrieb Lars Bilke:

Dear OGS-developers,

from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a software license. The license text is the following:

Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community (http://www.opengeosys.net)
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
   notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the a bove copyright
   notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
   documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
   must display the following acknowledgement:
    This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.
4. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the
   names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
   derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
5. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate
   paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:
   http://www.opengeosys.net/papers
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ''AS IS'' AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY , OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWAR E, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point added by us. This will greatly help us to justify the name OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up and running in the near future.

If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this commit:

https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440

Cheers,
Lars.

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Mit freundlichen Gr��en,

Lars Bilke

Visualisierungszentrum / Umweltinformatik

Helmholtz-Zentrum f�r Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881
Email: lars.bilke@ufz.de <mailto:lars.bilke@ufz.de>

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Hi there,

1. Does "OpenGeoSys Community" legally exist?

No, we are currently checking with our legal department if that is a valid statement or if we need to found an association or something.

2. Has UFZ accepted that the copyright of OGS goes to "OpenGeoSys Community"? I thought OGS naturally belongs to UFZ since OGS is mainly developed using UFZ resource.

According to Olaf that seems to be okay. We should make sure, tho.

3. If LGPL version of QT is used, a binary of OGS-GUI doesn't really follow BSD license anymore. Isn't it necessary to mention this in the license or somewhere else?

Good point, we will check this!

4. Why not add one more point saying that, if you modify OGS and want to distribute it, you must disclose the modified source codes. I want to ask people give us feedback.

We feel that as long as people acknowledge us as source this isn't really necessary. However, I would think it highly unlikely that people would not disclose the code to you if you asked them to.
Also, in reality you cannot enforce such a thing and simply need to have faith that people are honest...

5. How about copyright of each source file? I think we need to accept individual copyright, e.g. Kiel, PSI.

We doubt that this would work in reality as most files are edited by multiple people (e.g. is there anyone who hasn't at some point worked on rf_bc_new.cpp??)

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On 28.06.2012 12:13, Lars Bilke wrote:

Dear OGS-developers,

from now on the source code on the OGS-6 repository has a software
license. The license text is the following:

Copyright (c) 2012, OpenGeoSys Community (http://www.opengeosys.net)
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
must display the following acknowledgement:
This product includes software developed by the OpenGeoSys Community.
4. Neither the name of the OpenGeoSys Community nor the
names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
5. Attribute the OpenGeoSys Community, preferably citing an appropriate
paper listed on the OpenGeoSys Community homepage:
http://www.opengeosys.net/papers

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenGeoSys Community ''AS IS'' AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenGeoSys Community BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This is a modified 4-clause BSD license with the fifth point added by
us. This will greatly help us to justify the name OPEN-GeoSys. Hopefully
the mentioned new OGS homepage will be up and running in the near future.

If you are interested in all the changes to the code see this commit:

https://github.com/ufz/ogs/commit/00a981a343fe1369bbbbc8f430438eae153e9440

Cheers,
Lars.

--
Mit freundlichen Gr��en,

Lars Bilke

Visualisierungszentrum / Umweltinformatik

Helmholtz-Zentrum f�r Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 235-1881
Email: lars.bilke@ufz.de <mailto:lars.bilke@ufz.de>

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=14171

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Department of Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: +49(0)-341-235-1067
e-mail: karsten.rink@ufz.de

Hi again,

3. If LGPL version of QT is used, a binary of OGS-GUI doesn't really follow BSD license anymore. Isn't it necessary to mention this in the license or somewhere else?

It seems that as long as you don't modify the code of a LGPL-licensed library and use dynamic link, you simply need to mention that you are using said library and mention their license. (This would even work for closed source projects.)

If you modify the code things get difficult ... but we don't want to do this. :slight_smile:

Best,
Karsten

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Department of Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: +49(0)-341-235-1067
e-mail: karsten.rink@ufz.de

Hi all,
I do not think I will claim individual copyright on files.
Instead we will contribute with the GEMS kernel source code (first for OGS 5). The code will be probably published under LGPL or similar.
Greetings, Georg

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Am Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2012 14:02:47 UTC+2 schrieb Karsten Rink:

  1. How about copyright of each source file? I think we need to accept
    individual copyright, e.g. Kiel, PSI.

We doubt that this would work in reality as most files are edited by
multiple people (e.g. is there anyone who hasn’t at some point worked on
rf_bc_new.cpp??)