PGI licensing

Geoffrey D. Jacobs jacobsgd21 at BrandonU.CA
Mon Jun 17 11:21:10 PDT 2002

I believe that Portland Group gives the user the right to transport 
compiled binaries between machines. If you compile a binary and link it 
dynamically, the only library that will be a problem is PGI's 
proprietary threading.

The Portland Group people are pretty cool about answering technical 
questions and are very good about licensing. For example, to move a PGI 
license to another machine, they simply allow you to generate a new 
license and trust you to delete the previous install -- policy which is 
refreshing in it's nobility. License management is online and very 

I hope this answers you questions.


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