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Old   March 8, 2013, 18:40
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Dose the OpenFOAM GPL not afford some kind of protection against this sort of thing? Its a bit troubling for the project if one of OF's rivals can inflict such disruption merely with a claim of infringement without it yet being tested in the courts.
The project that got legally hit was the Extend project, not the official OpenFOAM project. For reference:
GPL is only a license to do whatever we want, only if the code was GPL to start with...

Anyway, the main problem here was due to putting all your eggs in one basket. If each development line and repository were being kept separately, this wouldn't have happened.
I can only guess that this is also why the official OpenFOAM project only accepts code contributions in an independent repository: https://github.com/Unsupported-Contr...OpenFOAM-2.1.x
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Old   March 11, 2013, 05:46
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Dear All,

A brief update is required. I am sorry I have kept everyone in darkness, but that is the nature of the Beast.

- Ansys Inc. is using a fact that they do not need to present ANY material supporting their claim to SourceForge for the repository to be taken down. No evidence has been presented, because (in my opinion) there is none to present
- the code involved relates to iterative linear solver technology: you can find the information on algorithms etc. in the textbook by Y. Saad: Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems
- the code involved has been written in approx. 2004 and is publicly available since approx 2005
- I have been corresponding with their lawyer, but it is completely one-directional: to date, they did not respond to a detailed response (eg. history of linear solver development, text-book information, who and when wrote the code etc) from 25/Jan/2013 and did not react to two hurry-up notes, the latest being on 18/Feb/2013
- I have managed to get in touch with one of the lawyers and raised the issue of returning the repository on-line, to which they promised to respond by 8/Mar/2013, adter confirming with their client. As of now, they did not respond and I feel another day waiting would be fair
- the last news I heard was that "Ansys did not request the complete repository to be taken down" and "they are considering my request on bringing it back on-line" (8/Mar/2013) - which is rather contradictory.

I am working to resolve this in a clean way and make sure we collectively do not waste any more time than necessary, either now or in the future. Please leave this with me and I will keep you posted.

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Old   March 22, 2013, 03:03
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hi,

are there any new news?

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Old   March 22, 2013, 03:21
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Yes: the letters have been sent to SourceForge where Ansys requests the repository to be reinstated. We are now waiting for mechanics to be completed.

I will keep you posted,

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Old   March 22, 2013, 05:27
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Yes: the letters have been sent to SourceForge where Ansys requests the repository to be reinstated. We are now waiting for mechanics to be completed.

I will keep you posted,

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Old   April 10, 2013, 10:45
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According to a friend of mine, the repository was online recently, but is down again.
Are there any news on that latest downtime?
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Old   April 10, 2013, 10:48
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I have just chased SpurceForge regarding this, but did not received the response yet. Please note that it was a letter from Ansys that requires the repository to bring back, so the situation is not confrontational on the level of keeping the repository down.

As far as I can tell, this is only inertia from SourceForge rather than anything else.

I will keep you posted,

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Old   May 16, 2013, 03:04
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Good morning Hrvoje,

Please allow me to enquire about the current status on bringing the repository online. Any news besides status quo?

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Any updates? I can't download 1.6-ext. Not sure if problem on my end or theirs...
Here's what I'm getting:

einatlev@diana:~/OpenFOAM$ git clone git://openfoam-extend.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/openfoam-extend/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext
Cloning into OpenFOAM-1.6-ext...
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Thanks!
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Any updates? I can't download 1.6-ext. Not sure if problem on my end or theirs...
Here's what I'm getting:

einatlev@diana:~/OpenFOAM$ git clone git://openfoam-extend.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/openfoam-extend/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext
Cloning into OpenFOAM-1.6-ext...
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Thanks!
Your impatience will be addressed in the next hours ... until then: check out the "recent changes" on the Wiki ... maybe you find interesting things. But you didn't hear that from me
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Old   June 4, 2013, 14:14
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Hello,

We are pleased to announce that the Subversion (SVN) and GIT repositories for the openfoam-extend project on SourceForge.Net are now back online.

The URLs for the repositories have changed, so you will have to modify the settings of your local copies.

Please refer to this page for further instructions : http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Of...e_Repositories

You can also download fresh copies from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfoam-extend/

The openfoam-extend project admins:
Martin Beaudoin
Bernhard Gschaider
Hrvoje Jasak
Håkan Nilsson


PS: The following 6 files were completely removed from the SVN and GIT repositories following a DMCA complaint from ANSYS.
src/lduSolvers/tools/PriorityArray.C
src/lduSolvers/tools/PriorityArray.H
src/lduSolvers/amg/amgPolicy/samgPolicy.C
src/lduSolvers/amg/amgPolicy/samgPolicy.H
src/lduSolvers/amg/amgPolicy/aamgPolicy.C
src/lduSolvers/amg/amgPolicy/aamgPolicy.H

These files are not essential for the compilation/functions of OpenFOAM.
If you have these files in your working copies, we advise you not to distribute them and to simply erase them.
These 6 files should be automatically removed from your working copies if you follow the instructions in the above links.
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Old   June 5, 2013, 05:21
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Dear Martin, Hrvoje, Bernhard and Håkan,

Thank you so much for the time invested in bringing EXT back online.

I have made a new clone of 1.6-ext and running the installation from scratch. A small note to other users and Martin is that I had to replace

Code:
( rpm_make -p libccmio-2.6.1 -s libccmio-2.6.1.spec -u https://wci.llnl.gov/codes/visit/3rd_party/libccmio-2.6.1.tar.gz          )
in Allwmake.stage3 with

Code:
( rpm_make -p libccmio-2.6.1 -s libccmio-2.6.1.spec -u http://portal.nersc.gov/svn/visit/tags/2.4.2/third_party/libccmio-2.6.1.tar.gz )
as it appears that the old path is obsolete.

The compilation runs happily

Kind regards

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