[Users] Numerical arrangement

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Tue Oct 13 17:07:49 CDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Ian Hinder <ian.hinder at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> On 13 Oct 2015, at 19:20, Barry Wardell <barry.wardell at ucd.ie> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Ian Hinder <ian.hinder at aei.mpg.de> wrote:
>> I just realised that AEILocalInterp was moved to
>> https://bitbucket.org/einsteintoolkit/numerical
>> Would it be better for this to be under the cactuscode team instead, i.e.
>> https://bitbucket.org/cactuscode/numerical
>> AEILocalInterp is nothing to do with the Einstein equations.
> I believe the reasoning for including it in the Numerical arrangement as
> opposed to, for example, CactusNumerical is that AEILocalInterp is licensed
> under the GPL and the author does not wish to relicense it under the LGPL.
> Since Cactus thorns are required to be licensed under the LGPL it cannot be
> include with Cactus, and so the idea was to have it as part of a new
> arrangement under the Einstein Toolkit instead.
> Hi Barry,
> Yes, we didn't want to (couldn't) make it part of Cactus, i.e. in an
> arrangement starting with "Cactus".  But I thought we were going to still
> host it under the Cactus BitBucket account, since being under Einstein
> Toolkit doesn't make much sense.  It is of interest to a wider community
> than just those using Cactus for GR.  The idea was to have a generic
> location for free software Cactus thorns which are not part of Cactus.

Historically -- and way before the Einstein Toolkit existed -- the
cactuscode.org CVS (and later SVN) servers hosted many Cactus-related
repositories for non-Cactus thorns.


Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>
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