Re: [AMBER-Developers] Amber release names

From: Jason Swails <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:25:48 -0500

> On Feb 22, 2015, at 7:21 PM, Ross Walker <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 12:45:05AM -0500, Jason Swails wrote:
>>>> On Feb 21, 2015, at 10:52 AM, David A Case <> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Feb 21, 2015, Gerald Monard wrote:
>>>>> No odd numbers anymore. It also leaves some
>>>>> time (until the '16 release) to re-factor the directories and decide if
>>>>> we drop the AmberTools naming.
>>>> A couple of points along this thread:
>>>> 1. We can't merge the AmberTools and Amber source trees together. The
>>>> split between the AmberTools stuff and the pmemd stuff is there because
>>>> they fall under different licenses. Intermingling the trees would just
>>>> confuse that issue.
>> This does not make sense. pmemd has its own source directory and license
>> file as do some other programs (and as ~every program once did before
>> Dave rearranged things years ago):
>> src/pmemd/src/copyright.i
>> AmberTools/src/cpptraj/LICENSE
>> AmberTools/src/reduce/LICENSE
>> ...
>> Please provide a syllogism that explains the split.
> Indeed this also makes no sense to me. The whole FREE GPL blah vs proprietary split between AmberTools and Amber was never properly done anyway. E.g. $AMBERHOME/AmberTools/src/chamber/copyright.h

This is confusing, and it should be fixed. It *should* be FOSS, or it should be moved to Amber. (It doesn’t *really* matter, since chamber is getting phased out.)

I was under the impression that everything in AmberTools was being relicensed to LGPL or something compatible (like BSD).

All the best,

Jason M. Swails
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Received on Sun Feb 22 2015 - 18:30:03 PST
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