[gmx-developers] Mixed license post 5.0

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Thu Feb 6 21:59:32 CET 2014


I'm considering the following option:

what if gromacs would sport a second binary apart from "gmx" that would 
be licensed under the GPLv2 license and hence be able to link to other 
GPL libraries?

The advantage would be that we can e.g. link to openbabel, and in this 
manner read in gaussian files (I have for instance a tool that creates a 
GAFF topology for small molecules from gaussian files). Linux 
distributors could distribute the package without problems as far as I see.

Any drawbacks?

David van der Spoel, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
Box 596, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone:	+46184714205.
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se    http://folding.bmc.uu.se

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