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From: Tollinger, Martin <Martin.Tollinger-6WDnQFJhonGzZXS1Dc/lvw <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: GNU General Public Licence for the dispersion analysis Matlab files (the sim_all.tar file contents).
Newsgroups: gmane.science.nmr.relax.devel
Date: Monday 29th July 2013 17:21:04 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Dear Edward,

Indeed, the maple code was initially written by Nikolai in 2000 or 2001 and
as far as I remember be debugged it together, so my contribution is minor.

However, I am glad to state:

"I agree to licence my contributions to the code in the file
https://gna.org/support/download.php?file_id=18404
attached to
https://gna.org/task/?7712 under the
GNU General Public Licence,
version three or higher.  My copyright covers the years 2000-2001."

Best,

Martin


………..
Dr. Martin Tollinger
Center of Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) &
Institute of Organic Chemistry
LFU University of Innsbruck, Austria
http://tollinger.spinrelax.at<http://tollinger.spinrelax.at/>

On Jul 29, 2013, at 5:20 PM, Edward d'Auvergne
>
wrote:

Hi Martin and Nikolai,

I'm sorry I didn't contact you earlier.  I have only recently realised
that you may own the copyright on code which has recently been
incorporated into the program relax (http://www.nmr-relax.com).  This
is the Python code from Paul Schanda, Mathilde Lescanne, and Dominique
Marion which appears to have its origins in Matlab code you developed
back in 2005 and earlier.  I have described in full detail how relax
uses this code in a public mailing list message to Nikolai at:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.nmr.relax.devel/4268/focus=4270

I was wondering if you would be able to detail the origins and history
of your code?

For relax to be able to legally incorporate the code, a copyright
licence from all authors is required (as well as which years the code
was developed, for the copyright notice).  relax is an open source
software project which relies on the GPLv3+ licence (the GNU General
Public Licence).  You can see an example of the copyright notice at
the top of this file:

http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/*checkout*/relax/branches/relax_disp/lib/dispersion/ns_2site_expanded.py?revision=20464&content-type=text%2Fplain&pathrev=20478

Some of the contents of that file might be familiar.  As long as you
are ok with this, I would like to have your permission to use this
code.  It requires a statement to one of the relax public mailing
lists, such as this one, similar to:

"I agree to licence my contributions to the code in the file
https://gna.org/support/download.php?file_id=18404
attached to
https://gna.org/task/?7712 under the
GNU General Public Licence,
version three or higher.  My copyright covers the years 200?-2005."

I would assume that your are familiar with the Matlab contents of that
sim_all.tar file.  For reference, the GPL licence is explained in
detail at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
 The copyright licence
allows the code to be used in relax for ever - the GPL licence to the
code in relax can never be revoked.  But you own the copyright to your
code - it is not a copyright transfer.  So you are free license your
code as you wish in the future, or to do as you like with it.  But you
cannot re-license the code that is located within relax or revoke the
licence.  This is the standard protection for open source projects.
If you are happy with this, then please respond to this message with
text similar to the above statement (it can be copied and modified).
This will allow the code to remain in relax and allow Paul and
Dominique to expand on their changes and improvements to your code
within relax for their own benefit.  It also allows other relax
developers to expand on the code.  I will then add your names with the
dates to the copyright notices in the relevant files in relax.  You
might be able to identify your code in the files at
http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/relax/branches/relax_disp/lib/dispersion/?pathrev=20478.
You are also free to give suggestions as to how you should be
acknowledged in the relax user manual (temporarily at
http://download.gna.org/relax/manual/relax_disp_manual.pdf).
 If you
do not agree, I can remove all of the affected code from relax.

Thank you,

Edward



On 29 July 2013 11:46, Paul Schanda
 wrote:
Hi Edward,

I am willing to licence the contents of the sim_all.tar file (located at
https://gna.org/support/download.php?file_id=18404)
and attached to the task
https://gna.org/task/?7712 under the
GNU General Public Licence, version
three or higher.
The code was originally set up in Matlab format by Martin Tollinger and
Nikolai Skrynnikov. Nikolai has just recently sent a message where he
authorizes that the code  (based on his Matlab code) gets released. Martin
will do so very soon, too, as he told me.

I believe that the modifications that I did on  the code date back to
2010-2013, so these are the years to be written in the copyright section.
Martin and Nikolai had set up the code earlier, and as the file dates are
2005, this is presumably the date where the code was written.
They will give you more precise information about the dates.

Paul



On 29.07.13 09:20, Edward d'Auvergne wrote:

Hi Paul,

I would like to incorporate the numeric and Trott & Palmer R1rho
models from your code in the sim_all.tar file.  But for this to be
legally possible, you need to release your code under an appropriate
licence.  You permanently own the copyright on this Matlab code but,
for it to be used in relax, you must say that you release the code
under the GPLv3+ licence.  And you need to give the years you
developed the code.  You could do this by responding to this email,
making sure it goes to the mailing list.  An email to a archived
public mailing list is a sufficient legal instrument.

You need to say that you are willing to licence the contents of the
sim_all.tar file (located at
https://gna.org/support/download.php?file_id=18404)
and attached to
the task https://gna.org/task/?7712 under the
GNU General Public
Licence, version three or higher.  You must also give the dates that
your copyrights are for.  I can see that the date on all files is
2005, but you may have started this a few years before that date.  You
can copy and paste some of this message for your email.

Cheers,

Edward



--
Paul Schanda, Ph.D.
Biomolecular NMR group
Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel (IBS)
41, rue Jules Horowitz
F-38027 Grenoble
France
+33 438 78 95 55
[email protected]
http://www.ibs.fr/groups/biomolecular-nmr-spectroscopy?lang=en
 
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