Subject: Re: is R-Quant OSD compliant?
From: Ferdinando Ametrano <ferdinando@ametrano.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 09:56:31 +0100

At 06:55 PM 11/14/01 -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > R-Quant is an application that claims to be open source. I doubt it is and
> > I would like to have feedback from this list.
>
>It isn't OSD complaint.
>[omissis]
>    I'd definitely recommend a quiet, friendly, approach
>[omissis]
>I'd start with a friendly note.
I'll do it.

> > To paint the full picture: R-Quant links GPL software.
>
>This could be a GPL violation.  Have you contacted the author(s) of the
>GPLd software linked to?
I did it.
R-Quant linked GSL (Gnu Scientific Library). R-Quant maintainer is going to 
drop GSL, while keeping R-Quant GSL C++ wrappers.
It has been pointed out that this would be a GPL violation too.

thank you for your help

ciao -- Nando

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