[GRASS5] Re: license issues
neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Wed Dec 15 09:08:49 EST 1999
It seems we can proceed quickly here on the license issue
(and we should!):
>Proposed action: (from Bernhard)
> - Move modules with licensing problem to src.license_problem
> until we clarify it for the next releases
Good idea. I start today.
> - Replace code for the math routines.
O.k. this is more work. Suggestion:
- move critical modules to src.license_problem
- replace critical library routines in a second step
As this are only a few this may not be such urgent.
> - Replace LZW with a better compression
Replace the critical file
with another routine but *identical* funtion headers.
This is not a nice programming habit, but can be done rather
quickly. Then publish again to remove critical source code
Replace the LZW-stuff totally. Needs more work.
> - Replace gif with libungif for reading and add png as better
> image format.
Should be possible.
> - Find the persons who contributed the code and ask in the
> Case of MIPS, University of Illinois and DEC.
Bill, Helena? Do you remember those CERL people? Did CERL have
contracts which might be valid?
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