Licensing

QccPack is copyright (C) 1997-2016 James E. Fowler

  • Main distribution

    The programs and library herein are free software; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. The GNU General Public License can be found in the file LICENSE-GPL. The source code that constitutes the QccPack library is covered by the GNU Library General Public License; see LICENSE-LGPL for more information.

  • Optional Modules

    • QccPackSPIHT

      The Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) algorithm is protected by US Patent #5,764,807 (issued June 9, 1998) and other international patents and patents pending. An implementation of the SPIHT algorithm is included herein (utility programs spihtencode and spihtdecode, and spiht.c in the QccPack library) with the gracious permission of PrimaComp, Inc., exclusive holder of patent rights. PrimaComp has granted a license with certain restrictions governing the terms and conditions for use, copying, distribution, and modification of the SPIHT algorithm implementation contained herein. Specifically, only use in academic and non-commercial research is permitted, while all commercial use is prohibited. Refer to the file LICENSE-SPIHT for more details.

      The 3D Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees (3D-SPIHT) algorithm is protected by US Patent #5,764,807 and another US patent pending. An implementation of the 3D-SPIHT algorithm is included herein (utility programs spihtencode3d and spihtdecode3d, and spiht3d.c in the QccPack library) with the permission of PrimaComp, Inc., exclusive holder of patent rights. PrimaComp has graciously granted a license with certain restrictions governing the terms and conditions for use, copying, distribution, and modification of the 3D-SPIHT algorithm implementation contained herein. Specifically, only use in academic and non-commercial research is permitted, while all commercial use is prohibited. Refer to the file LICENSE-3D-SPIHT for more details.

    • QccPackSPECK

      The Set-Partitioning Embedded Block (SPECK) algorithm is protected by US patent(s) pending. An implementation of the SPECK algorithm is included herein (utility programs speckencode and speckdecode, and speck.c in the QccPack library) with the permission of Dr. William A. Pearlman, exclusive holder of patent rights. Dr. Pearlman has graciously granted a license with certain restrictions governing the terms and conditions for use, copying, distribution, and modification of the SPECK algorithm implementation contained herein. Specifically, only use in academic and non-commercial research is permitted, while all commercial use is prohibited. Refer to the file LICENSE-SPECK for more details.

All programs and libraries herein are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the full text of the appropriate license for more details.

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Last update: 18-nov-2008