April 2006


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Chris Farnham <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 5 Apr 2006 10:55:45 -0400
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Congratulations on the latest release.  I'm curious about the license 
change.  What concerns or issues prompted a switch to the AFL?


Christopher Farnham
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Sean Luke wrote:
> The George Mason University Evolutionary Computation Laboratory and 
> Center for Social Complexity announce a new release of the ECJ 
> evolutionary computation library and MASON multiagent simulation 
> toolkit.  Both systems have seen major improvements and revisions 
> since the last release approximately eight months ago.  The two 
> systems are also being re-licensed under the Academic Free License 
> version 3.0.
> ECJ is being released in two versions: a backward-compatable version 
> (14) and a non-backward-compatible version (15) with significant 
> framework revisions.  The dual release will (hopefully) give people 
> some extra time to convert to the new version.  ECJ 14/15 also has 
> numerous bug-fixes, speed improvements, and a new package (spatial 
> embedding).
> ECJ can be found here:
> ECJ CVS access is also available at SourceForge, but 
> has experienced a major hardware failure this past week and CVS access 
> is not expected for several days at the earliest.
> MASON 11 is a major revision of our multiagent simulator.  It sports a 
> new charting and tracking facility, several new problem domains, and a 
> very large number of bug fixes and improvements.
> MASON can be found here:
> Sean Luke