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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday November 06 2016, @11:46AM   Printer-friendly
from the big-blue-going-for-the-kill dept.

Several years ago Platform Computing (now owned by IBM) released an open source version of LSF (Platform Load Sharing Facility) -- their premier software product. LSF is a workload management platform and job scheduler for distributed HPC environments. In recent years that open source product has begun to flourish, and now IBM is using the DMCA in an attempt to erase all progress made on the project since it was first released. I guess if you can't compete, you call your legal team...

As posted on the OpenLava mailing list:

> Hello all, this is David Bigagli the founder of OpenLava, I am writing
> on behalf of the OpenLava project. As some or most of you might have
> noticed the GPL2 OpenLava project is under attack by the IBM
> corporation. The github software repository have been shut down under
> the US DMCA law and now the OpenLava website, hosted
> on Amazon S3, which provides the source code to the latest 4.0 and 3.0
> version will be shut down in the next 24 hours unless the source code
> is removed.
> IBM claims that the versions of OpenLava starting from 3.0 infringe
> their copyright and that some source code have been stolen from them,
> copied, or otherwise taken from their code base.
> I have developed most of the OpenLava code and I have reviewed all
> contributions. All this development was done without access to any
> IBM code. All IBM claims regarding the source code are false and
> fabricated.

Full release from OpenLava is here:

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 06 2016, @05:19PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 06 2016, @05:19PM (#423173)

    I found this blog [] written by the developers of OpenLava.

    Hmm, the part about license sharing and preemption might've stuck in IBM's craw.

  • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Monday November 07 2016, @11:17AM

    by TheRaven (270) on Monday November 07 2016, @11:17AM (#423445) Journal
    A number of commercial license servers already have similar features: you can assign different users different priorities and if someone tries to use a license when there isn't a free one they can forcibly revoke a lower-priority user's license. This is useful for things like continuous integration, where you don't want the CI system to be preventing developers from doing pre-commit testing, but you do want it to use all of the available licenses when they're free.
    sudo mod me up