[gridengine users] Beware Univa FUD
rayrayson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 02:50:29 UTC 2011
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Dave Love <d.love at liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
> I wonder why the difference -- I was told "open core" initially.
If it is "open core" from the start, then the message was not
communicated to me clearly. From day 1 (ie. July 2001), SGE has always
been open source, with GRD included as part of the initial open source
contribution from Sun. I can understand that some value-added modules
are not open-source (like ARCo initially), but we never had a time
where core functionalities in the SGE daemons are only available in
the commercial version.
And again, in the testimonial, I put down the "commercial-grade
open-source Grid Engine" point, and no one corrected me saying that it
is open core only and it was uploaded to the site. (While I could not
find my or Dave's testimonial anymore, web cache of the original
testimonial pages are available in a few place.)
I only found out that it is open core when we had the discussions
started by Ron on the steering committee mailing list about the "open
source" vs "open core" difference.
> I'm a
> free software person, but as long as there was work on features or bug
> fixes released freely, and no impediment to re-implementing proprietary
> bits (I was assured), the community would benefit and it was worth
> supporting. At least we got a few months worth of changes, even if we
> did waste time on the steering committee, for instance.
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