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guillaume February 24, 2008 17:29

Hi, how comes OpenFOAM is dis
 
Hi,
how comes OpenFOAM is distributed under GPL although ParMetis, which is included in the distribution, is not?

Is there another mesh partitioner compatible with GPL, which I can use instead of ParMetis?

Guillaume

mattijs February 25, 2008 14:06

We have explicit permission to
 
We have explicit permission to distribute Metis/ParMetis with OpenFOAM. However the usage is still controlled by the Metis license.

Alternatively the hierarchical decomposer is good but only uses geometry so does not take into account the actual mesh connectivity.

bastil February 16, 2009 05:20

So that means the use of Metis
 
So that means the use of Metis/parMetris in conjunction with OF is only permitted for private and academical use but not for commerical use, right? Are there other packages having this limitation?

Regards BastiL


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