[OSGeo-Discuss] OGR and Open Design Alliance DWG-DXF

Sylvan Ascent Inc. sylvanascent at mail2web.net
Wed Feb 18 11:46:41 PST 2009

Thanks Frank,
I'll take it from here. If I get stuck i'll holler.

Roger Bedell, President Sylvan Ascent Inc.
roger at sylvanascent.com
+34 626 855 662

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
Sent: 17 February 2009 18:56
To: Roger Bedell <roger at sylvanascent.com>; OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OGR and Open Design Alliance DWG-DXF

Roger Bedell wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> I found this:
> http://svn.osgeo.org/gdal/spike/dxfdwg/
> which seems to be an OGR to DWG/DXF exporter using the ODA libs.
> Can you tell me what the status of this is? If it isn't active, can I 
> pick it up and work with it a bit?


This code was removed from GDAL trunk because a bit of it was derived
directly from header files of the ODA libraries and so it was not
properly licensed as open source.  As of a year or two ago I believe
it worked within the limited scope of what it was supposed to do - which
was to export "simple features" DWG files from OGR datasources.

Feel free to use the code, but keep in mind that the license
provenance is flawed, though not necessarily insurmountable so.

I'm not sure that this forum is the best place for additional discussion
on technical details.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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