[Nauty] Re: New nauty version limited release

Brendan McKay bdm at cs.anu.edu.au
Sat Oct 30 13:45:02 EST 2004

The copyright notice has been essentially the same for a very long
time (certainly more than 10 years). If you are using it for your
private mathematical research except for the purposes forbidden
here, and you aren't making money by selling it, go right ahead.


* Sterten at aol.com <Sterten at aol.com> [041030 03:58]:
> there was no  direct link for downloading this time, so I went  to
> http://cs.anu.edu.au/~bdm/nauty/
> and noticed the copyright and using  restrictions which I didn't very much 
> notice  before.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> nauty  is subject to the following usage restrictions:
> Copyright (1994-2004) Brendan  McKay. All rights reserved. Educational 
> organizations may use this product for  purposes of research. All other use requires 
> the permission of the author. Use  for weapons development or other primarily 
> military purpose is expressly  forbidden. This software is subject to this 
> copyright only, irrespective of any  copyright attached to a larger work of 
> which this is a  part.
> Absolutely no guarantees or warranties are made concerning  the suitability, 
> correctness, or any other aspect of this program. Any use is at  your own 
> risk. 
> ------------------------
> Now, I'm certainly no  educational organization, so who/how can get 
> permission to use it ?
> Was this  also valid for the older versions ? Then I might have been using it 
>  (illegally)
> without permission  :-( .  Sorry then, I didn't  know
> Does someone know of a similar product without restrictions ? It  doesn't 
> matter
> so much if it is a bit slower. (factor 10 or such would be  accepted)
> Guenter.  

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