Re: [Dr Oliver Woodford MA MEng DPhil] Your m-Files packages (real2rgb, etc)

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Re: [Dr Oliver Woodford MA MEng DPhil] Your m-Files packages (real2rgb, etc)

Juan Pablo Carbajal
Dear Oliver,

Thank you very much!

I will start the port asap. Please check the Image package[1], If you
think your functions on image processing fit there, we will very happy
to add them.

Thanks again!


Juan Pablo


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Oliver Woodford
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Juan Pablo
> I am very happy to contribute my code to your project under a GPLv3
> license. Please find the real2rgb code attached. Please let me know if
> you want to include any other packages of mine.
> Kind regards,
> Oliver
> On 11 October 2012 07:38,  <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Juan Pablo Carbajal  sent a message using the contact form at
>> Dear Oliver Woodford,
>> My name is Juan Pablo Carbajal, I am developer at Octave-Forge[1] a
>> sibling project of GNU/Octave. I have downloaded your package real2rgb from
>> the Matlab file exchange and I find it
>> very useful.
>> Would you like to contribute it to Octave-Forge? I know licensing issues are
>> difficult topics and therefore I approach you with utter respect.
>> If you accept this invitation to contribute code to Octave-Forge, I can
>> offer
>> you the following
>> - You will be properly credited and your papers will be linked as well.
>> - Maintenance of your function, test and demos will be taken over by the
>> Octave and Octave-forge community. Of course you can continue contributing,
>> and we will very happy to have you among us. I will also
>> let you know of any bug report we get from the users.
>> - I will take care of porting (code formatting, demos and test).
>> - You function will be directly downloaded and installed from an
>> Octave prompt (assuming it is packed inside real2rgb package):
>>  >pkg -forge install real2rgb
>> The only thing that you need to do is to release your code under GPLv3 (we
>> like this one :D ) or any license compatible with them, e.g. FreeBSD. I
>> cannot use the downloaded the packages from the Matlab file exchange because
>> it will be a violation of their "Terms of Use" (that code can be used only
>> in
>> Mathworks products). You need only to let me know that you allow me to
>> redistribute your code under your free license of choice, I will
>> take care of adding the header to each file of your package.
>> In case you are interested, I can tell you about successful experiences of
>> other researches contributing their work. For example the matGeom
>> community[2] released under GPLv3 so that Octave-forge can mirror they
>> package[3], since the package have enjoyed several new contributions and
>> code
>> optimization. A group form the technical
>> university of Denmark[4] working on nonnegative matrix factorization also
>> allowed us to redistribute their package under GPLv3. Biomechanics &
>> Neurosciences researchers[5] have also changed their license to GPLv3 to
>> allow us to produce packages out of their excellent algorithms.
>> We have no other objective but to offer a truly free platform for the
>> exchange of our research. I hope you join us!
>> If you have any question or comments, please let me know without hesitation.
>> Thank you very much for your excellent code!
>> Regards,
>> Juan Pablo Carbajal
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M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
PhD Student
University of Z├╝rich

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