on 2009

(Eliko) #1

hi - i need this information for the court !

Does anyone knows if the open source was prevalent …
or available in 2009 ??
i see the first versions only on 2011 …


(Christoph Rüegg) #2

The Math.NET open source project was founded around the year 2002, although back then it was called differently and was, of course, smaller in scope. So yes, it existed in 2009 and had multiple public releases by then.


PS: what court?

(Christoph Rüegg) #3

To be more specific, it was registered in SourceForge on 2002-05-16.

(Eliko) #4

I understood that in 2002 it was the classic and it was GPL ( not very “free licence”)
and just from 2009 it is open source MIT Licence - right ?

(Christoph Rüegg) #5

Some earlier and some smaller projects were indeed GPL, but most of them (i.e. Numerics/Iridium) have been available under the LGPL (traceable at least back to 2004).

All GPL, LPGL and MIT are all OSI-approved open source licenses. At least the Free Software Foundation would argue that the GPL is the most free license of them, and I tend to agree. But being forced to be free makes it less applicable, which is why we switched to MIT a long time ago (back when we had only few contributors, which made it possible to switch - today that would be difficult).

Hence no - it was fully open source and free since 2002.

(Christoph Rüegg) #6

May I ask what this is about? Should I be worried? :slight_smile:

(Eliko) #7

no worries … :rofl:
Here - posts are publics.and live "for good"
i could elaborate a little bit more … to your privet email…
it is under discussions now ( insurances… lawyers…)
i may have more specific questions… soon.
i have to write a report …

(Eliko) #8

hi Christoph - still on this case …
need some answers for few questions…
(i think you r the best ‘authority’ to ask about
Can you write your email to my mail ?:
Thank you so much…

(Christoph Rüegg) #9

I think you should be able to message me privately through this forum (by clicking on my name, then the Message button).