gendaylit license

Hi all,

I wasn't aware of the fact, that "our old" gendaylit had such a restrictive license!

We discussed that within our group and decided to simplify the license. From now on, you can use it also for commercial products and it can be easily included in packages.
We only want to be acknowledged - which is similar to the RADIANCE license. Details: see README file of the package.

Hope this helps.

You can download the actual code (small changes included, that it compiles under linux and cygwin) including the revised README at:

http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/radiance

For the evalglare users: Also a new version of evalglare is available at the same location. If you are using a version older than 0.6 you should update, some errors were fixed.

Cheers

Jan

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Hi,

We discussed that within our group and decided to simplify the license.
From now on, you can use it also for commercial products and it can be
easily included in packages.
We only want to be acknowledged - which is similar to the RADIANCE
license. Details: see README file of the package.

This sounds good, thanks a lot! Although I'd suggest for your own safety
(please note that I'm not a lawyer...) to
- require that the copyright information is kept in the files
- require that the *license* is not removed from the source. At the
moment you're alloweing me to share the files without any license
information...
- add a disclaimer which tells people that they can't sue you if your
software fucked up their system.. or so. Although I'm not a lawyer and
don't know if you need that or now, in my optinion it's better to have it.

While I appreciate free licenses, I'd still suggest to stick with a
license like the one radiance uses (which is the older BSD license) or,
if you're looking for a really free one, use the ISC license.


And the other question is: Does Greg want to include gendaylit into
Radiance, or would it make sense? With such a license this would be
possible.

Cheers,

Bernd

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