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sparse stuff found

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: sparse stuff found
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 12:01:04 -0500 (CDT)

On 28-Apr-1999, Daniel Heiserer <address@hidden> wrote:

| we had some discussions in this group concerning implementation
| of sparse matrices.
| I found a really good looking (free source) package for sparse matrices.
| It looks really efficient for all the important things like 
| extracting sub-matrices, converting from one sparse representation
| into another and so on. Maybe we could do real big physical applications
| with it inside octave (fem, ..... ).
| Copyright see:

It says:

  Permission to copy all or  part of any  material contained in SPARSKIT
  is only  granted upon approval from Yousef  Saad.  Not  any portion of
  SPARSKIT can   be used  for  commercial  purposes  or  as  part of   a
  commercial package.  This notice should accompany   the package in any
  approved copy.

  Note to contributors: Before  contributing any software be aware  that
  above  note     is   the only    global  limitation    against copying
  software. Eventually this copyright note may be replaced.

which as I see it is incompatible with the GPL.  The GPL doesn't place
any restriction on commercial use.


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