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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ctakes model
Date Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:35:36 GMT
On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com>wrote:

> Depends on your definition of "Interesting". However, the section you
> are quoting seems to me to be already sufficient for a
>
>   "Don't use this stuff in any Apache project."
>
> ASL'ed software is definitely supposed to be usable without such
> restrictions.
>
> OTOH, I understand your question like this:
>
> "svmlight is used to generate something called 'models'." If that is
> correct, the quoted section doesn't necessarily apply
> to those models. In fact, I'd contact the author for a definite statement.
>
>

Tim has contacted the author and forwarded the response to this list - see:

*http://s.apache.org/W42*

Niall




> Jochen
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 6:38 AM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
> > "This program is granted free of charge for research and education
> > purposes. However you must obtain a license from the author to use it
> > for commercial purposes."
> >
> > Interesting one.
> >
> > Hen
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 7:04 AM, Tim Miller
> > <timothy.miller@childrens.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >> We are using a software package called svmlight and a derivative called
> >> svmlight-tk to train machine learning models in research. If the
> results are
> >> good we would like to include the models in cTAKES. We thought we should
> >> consult legal because this software uses a custom license not covered by
> >> FAQs, and we just want to be on the safe side. The full text of the
> license
> >> is attached.
> >> (Just in case the attachment doesn't work I was able to find it on the
> web
> >> here: http://morphix-nlp.berlios.de/manual/node48.html but not at the
> >> svmlight webpage.)
> >>
> >> To be clear, we do not want to redistribute the svmlight or svmlight-tk
> >> source or binaries or even use maven to download them. There is code in
> >> clearTK which can read these models and process new data and is license
> >> compatible. We are only talking about distributing models trained with
> the
> >> svmlight and svmlight-tk packages.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> --
> >> Tim Miller, PhD
> >> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> >> Children's Hospital Informatics Program
> >> Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
> >> 617-919-1223
> >>
> >>
> >>
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