From: Gary Powell (Gary.Powell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-11-21 17:54:03
> Is there any chance that the CGAL group would want to provide a more open
> licence version of CGAL? Would the group be interested in submitting CGAL
> to Boost at some point, and/or combining efforts?
Since the copyright appears to be 1997 it should be obvious to the CGAL
group whether they have been able to actually sell any licenses to this
product. If not maybe they would be willing to change. My guess is that any
change would be difficult due to the large number of consortium members.
If its of any help in your discussions, my company Sierra, probably would
not agree to pay for this library for the current set of projects. For code
they (The managers) think they can't write internally they do buy. So its a
If I were you and I was making money I'd probably keep the current
restriction. If I wasn't making enough after 3 years I scrap it as being
more trouble than it was worth. Note that if you don't open it up, boost
will more than likely write some sort of free package in which case graphic
library users will face the dilemma of free and no support, vs pay $$ and
get support. (It will however take time, and it does rely on someone willing
to give away their time and expertise.) It's the devils choice.
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