I am happy to be the GE interface to help figure this out. However, I came to GE in late 2000 and started using VXL around 2001, which was just about a year
after VXL got started and this consortium was formed. So, I do not know the answers to any of these questions myself. There are other folks on this email who may know the answers, or who at least know more of the background to help me get better answers.
Does anyone else know any of the background before I start cold calling our legal department?
Pretty cool that VXL has gone from CVS to SVN to GIT, and the commit log for vxl_copyright.h is preserved back to February 2000!
From: Matt Leotta [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:39 PM
To: Wheeler, Frederick W (GE Global Research); Vxl-maintainers
Cc: Luis Ibanez
Subject: Request for TargetJr Consortium Information
The VXL license file (core/vxl_copyright.h) assigns VXL copyright to the TargetJr Consortium (represented by GE CRD). What I'd like to know is:
Who are the members of this consortium?
Can I join the consortium?
Can Kitware, Inc join the consortium?
Can information about the consortium and it's members be made public?
I think the Insight Software Consortium (http://www.insightsoftwareconsortium.org/) used by ITK does a good job of making these things very transparent. I'm hoping VXL can follow
ITK's lead. ITK is also a good model because the consortium involves many of the same members and ITK has close ties to VXL (via dependency on vnl).
There are other issues with the license file I'd like to address, but let's start with the consortium.
This request is mainly targeted toward maintainers at GE, but maybe some of the other VXL founders will have answer. Fred, I'm defaulting to you. Can you connect me with someone at GE who knows the answers?