[gmx-users] New beta release: 4.5-beta3

Jussi Lehtola jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi
Wed Aug 11 15:43:15 CEST 2010

On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:19:06 +0200
Rossen Apostolov <rossen.apostolov at cbr.su.se> wrote:

>   Hi,
> > > I can't compile using CMake - I get undefined references to GSL
> > > functions when compiling do_dssp. -lgsl seems to be missing from
> > > the linker line.
> > >
> GSL libraries support has been removed from the CMake system, you can 
> use autoconf for now. The GSL and Gromacs licenses are not compatible 
> for binary releases.

Now how would that be possible? GSL is licensed under the GPL, so is
Gromacs. Or, to be more exact:

Gromacs 4.5 beta3: GPLv2+, LGPLv2+, and 3 clause BSD => linking
produces GPLv2+

GSL 1.14: GPLv3+

So, compiling Gromacs with GSL included results in a GPLv3+ binary.
Jussi Lehtola, FM, Tohtorikoulutettava
Fysiikan laitos, Helsingin Yliopisto
jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi, p. 191 50632
Mr. Jussi Lehtola, M. Sc., Doctoral Student
Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
jussi.lehtola at helsinki.fi

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