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Old   February 24, 2008, 17:29
Default Hi, how comes OpenFOAM is dis
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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?

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Old   February 25, 2008, 14:06
Default We have explicit permission to
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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.
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Old   February 16, 2009, 05:20
Default So that means the use of Metis
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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?

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