[Beowulf] General cluster management tools - Re: Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Sep 24 08:31:12 PDT 2012


On 09/24/2012 10:48 AM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> One important thing to remember about the SGE example is that SGE was
> not under a GPL license. It was under a different open-source license
> created by Sun, SISSL (Sun Industry Standards Source License)
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Industry_Standards_Source_License
>
> I don't know the details of this license, but I do recall that this
> license did create some issues with forking that lead to some of the
> acrimony between the 3 forks. I'm no license expert, but I think the
> forking of SGE would have gone much differntly if it was under the GPL
> instead.

I believe you are right ... thanks for point this out.  License issues 
are very important.


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