See if he'll switch it... We'll worry about the rest if he says no - but we can't leave it like this for long...


On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Kirk, Benjamin (JSC-EG311) <> wrote:
This would be my fault

Two options, listed in my preferential order:

(1) I'll try to track down the original author and ask about distributing under a different license
(2) investigate something like this

Looks like an apache license, which I'm no expert in but might do the trick

Also contains the fwd and bkwd maps I think we need

As for its use, this is critical to our 'partition agnostic' business, which while frustrating at times is the only way I've been able to easily do M->N restart.

Switching libraries altogether does also run the risk of losing comparability with existing files, hence my strong preference to (1)

> On Feb 26, 2014, at 8:16 AM, "Derek Gaston" <> wrote:
> Guys,
> How in the hell did we end up with GPL software in libmesh/contrib?
> libHilbert is GPL (says so right in the COPYING file we have for it in contrib).
> Linking libMesh to that software in any way is a violation of that license.
> We should remove libHilbert from libMesh immediately!
> How much do we rely on it?
> Derek
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