[Ecm-dev] Licensing woes
woltman at alum.mit.edu
Mar 10 Mai 00:54:24 CEST 2005
At 04:20 PM 5/9/2005, George Woltman wrote:
>>>1) Do the incompatible libs thing if it is to everyone's liking,
>>>2) I'll create a GPL library with FFT sizes up to 1024K. Those
>>> needing=20 larger FFT sizes, can link in a non-GPL version for
>>>their personal use.
>>>I vote for 2).
I may have spoken too soon. The gwnum library uses two other non-GPL
One is a quad-double package from Yoza Hida. The other is Crandall's
There is a GPL double-double package from Keith Briggs that might work (I
first but ran into some troubles - it may have been user error or a fixable
Crandall's giants stuff would be hard to replace. I could ask him if he
cares if I
release a modified giants code base with a GPL license slapped on it.
Is it allowable under the GPL for GMP-ECM to optionally exec a non-GPL program
and use its result? If so, GMP-ECM could still be distributed under the
GPL and I
could produce a non-GPL dwt-ecm-stage-1 program.
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