Libreboinc: A totally free Boinc, only for free projects

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Larissa

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I plan a totally free Boinc, which only has free projects in the projectlist. I have 2 problems:

1. I don´t know where to find the list in the code.
2. I don´t know which project are free.

To be honest I´m rather bad i programming, but it is on the issueslist, so why don´t make a fork.

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That is a brilliant idea! Shame I cannot help out in terms of the technology, but the idea is a great start.

Larissa

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I found 3 interesting things in the licenses.

1. Most is licensed under LGPL.

2. It has a restriction but maybe it isn´t a problem:

Restrictions

You may use this software on a computer system only if you own the system or have the permission of the owner.

3. PS2Grids license is non free. Maybe some one has to help me there, if I miss a file.

Momentary I use the materbranch on the latest code.
I will uplad the code to Gitorious. In a rather unmodified state.

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I'm pretty sure that restriction disqualifies it as free software.
Freedom 0- to run the program for any purpose. That's restricting freedom 1, isn't it?

Larissa

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I think I could just delete this paragraph.
Maybe they had added this restriction, because the chefs were getting angry about the power consumption.

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> 2. It has a restriction but maybe it isn´t a problem:
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> Restrictions
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> You may use this software on a computer system only if you own the system or have the permission of the owner.

That's just a warning and not part of the license, so it isn't a problem. The license is LGPL.

> 3. PS2Grids license is non free. Maybe some one has to help me there, if I miss a file.

What is PS2Grids? I grep'd the source code and couldn't find anything.

Larissa

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Sorry it should be PS3Grid. For some reason there is a licensefile of PS3Grid, maybe an error.

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I think that restriction is acceptable. You can run the software for any purpose but it is not OK to run it in a stolen computer, correct? So that would be OK for the 4 freedoms I think.

Larissa

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Are any of these licenses nonfree?

// wxWidgets Library Licence, Version 3.1
// http://www.wxwidgets.org/
// Source: http://www.wxwidgets.org/
// Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Julian Smart, Robert Roebling et al
//
//
// cURL & libCURL
// http://curl.haxx.se/
// Source: http://curl.haxx.se/
// Copyright (c) 1996 - 2012, Daniel Stenberg, <name at domain>.
//
//
// OpenSSL & SSLeay
// http://www.openssl.org/
// Source: http://www.openssl.org/
// Copyright (c) 1998-2012 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.
// Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young (name at domain)
//
//
// zLib Commpression Library
// http://www.zlib.org
// Source: http://www.zlib.org
// Copyright (C) 1995-2012 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
//
//
// International Components for Unicode
// http://www.icu-project.org/
// Source: http://www.icu-project.org/
// Copyright © 1995-2012 International Business Machines Corporation and others. All Rights Reserved.
//
//
// Liberation Fonts
// https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/
// Source: https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/
// Digitized data copyright (c) 2010 Google Corporation
// with Reserved Font Arimo, Tinos and Cousine.
// Copyright (c) 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
// with Reserved Font Name Liberation.

Magic Banana

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No problem here.

Larissa

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Here is the LibreBoinc repository https://gitorious.org/libreboinc.

Larissa

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It seems, that Boinc is downloading the list from the Boinc-server. We(better FSF) should set up a own projectlist, so that I/we just have to change the location from where it loads the list.

Larissa

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Maybe I should just make it a patch, the differences seems rather static and that way I wouldn´t need to keep it up to date.

Larissa

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The sourcecode for the Boincserver could be a problem: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/tree/master/rboinc/server. Read the files called *default. The Client isn´t that hard.
Some one should upload a projectlist so that I could just change from where Boinc loads.

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So, did this go anywhere?

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Libreboinc seems to have stalled. And packages descendent from the boinc soucre package will shortly be dropped from the repos. See #5658: [GFSD Issue] Package boinc downloads nonfree apps