Bug 1288766 (gco) - Review Request: gco - Optimizing multi-label energies via the α-expansion and α-β-swap algorithms
Summary: Review Request: gco - Optimizing multi-label energies via the α-expansion and...
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Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Alias: gco
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora-neuro python-pygco
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-12-05 22:17 UTC by Igor Gnatenko
Modified: 2015-12-08 21:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-12-08 21:16:06 UTC
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Description Igor Gnatenko 2015-12-05 22:17:00 UTC
Spec URL: https://ignatenkobrain.fedorapeople.org/neurofedora/gco.spec
SRPM URL: https://ignatenkobrain.fedorapeople.org/neurofedora/gco-3.0-1.fc24.src.rpm
Description:
Library is for optimizing multi-label energies via the α-expansion and
α-β-swap algorithms. It supports energies with any combination of
unary, pairwise, and label cost terms.
Fedora Account System Username: ignatenkobrain

Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-12-08 21:16:06 UTC
From GCO_README.TXT:

  IMPORTANT:
  To use this software, YOU MUST CITE the following in any resulting publication:
  ...

  This software can be used only for research purposes. For commercial purposes,
  be aware that there is a US patent on the main algorithm itself:

        R. Zabih, Y. Boykov, O. Veksler,
        "System and method for fast approximate energy minimization via graph cuts",
        United Stated Patent 6,744,923, June 1, 2004

  ...

    This software and its modifications can be used and distributed for
    research purposes only. Publications resulting from use of this code
    must cite publications according to the rules given above. Only
    Olga Veksler has the right to redistribute this code, unless expressed
    permission is given otherwise. Commercial use of this code, any of
    its parts, or its modifications is not permited. 

So there's no way that this can be packaged for Fedora, sorry.

Comment 2 Igor Gnatenko 2015-12-08 21:17:43 UTC
I think I can ask upstream to permit us this, no?

Comment 3 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-12-08 21:22:08 UTC
You *can* ask, it probably is even *worth* asking, but it seems very unlikely that they'll give permission. They would need to give both a) unrestricted permission to use and modify b) a patent grant.


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