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Re: Question Geant4 vs. GPL licence: conflicting or not? (Mojca Miklavec)
Date: 15 Aug, 2013
From: Ben Morgan <Ben Morgan>

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:01:42 GMT, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like a confirmation of whether or not Geant4 licence conflicts
> with GPL-2 and/or 3.
> Geant4 depends on Root which may depend on GSL (GPL-3+) and
> graphviz->GTS->JBIG-KIT (GPL-2+). It may also depend on
> iAIDA->grace->pdflib with a restrictive licence.
> I would like to see binary packages in MacPorts because it takes a lot
> of time to compile Geant4, but I'm not sure if they are allowed or not
> (or if iAIDA, graphviz and gsl all need to be disabled to allow binary
> distributability).
> Also, I have no idea how to disable dependency on iAIDA (if iAIDA is
> found on the system, I have no idea how to prevent its use in Geant4 /
> what CMake option could be used to disable it).

We'll cross check on the Geant4 license - but I want to make one thing clear:

Geant4, as a toolkit, does not depend on Root, nor iAIDA. Some of the Geant4 examples do use and thus depend on these packages, but the examples are provided as source code examples and are not (as I have made clear before), intended to be built, nor installed, as part of a binary package.

Please also note that for producing Macports ports, the official name of this project is "Geant4" and has current version "9.6", not "Geant" with version "4.9.6".

Best Regards,


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