I completely understand what you're saying Greg and I have no doubt that your billing only covers the maintainence costs of your cluster - and I don't want to derail your thread because you ask a very legitimate question (to which im afraid I dont know the answer to, and would also be interested to hear the outcome of!); but I was just curious to hear if anyone in the community knew what protection there is for the developers of software if anyone can charge, say, $1000 for an alignment using free tools that takes only an hour to run.
In retrospect I should never have brought this up within your thread, and should have asked the question in it's own right (perhaps in a mailing-list directed at developers rather than users). Anyway, all the best with your question :-) - John On 23 Aug 2012, at 19:01, mailing list <margeem...@gmail.com> wrote: > No, no it's just internal billing within our organization. We're > charging for compute time on the cluster, not for any particular > software. No one is making any money off of Galaxy, it's just a way > to fairly divide up the compute time available to the organization. > > -Greg > > On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM, John Jones <mr.johnjo...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Is it acceptable/legal to bill people for using the opensource tools in >> Galaxy? >> >> I can understand billing for server/cluster usage, perhaps even for a >> profit, but when I write a tool in my own time for free and then specify >> that people who distribute my tool may only do so non-commercially, it would >> make me very sad to think that people are getting around this buy charging >> excessive amounts in "sever-usage-fees", and thus making a business out of >> my free work. >> >> I'm not saying that this is what you are doing Greg, and I'm sure you have >> your reasons, but I'm really just wondering what sort of copyright >> protection i would need as a bioinformatics software developer to prevent >> such abuse of charity. >> >> All the best, >> >> - John >> >> On 22 Aug 2012, at 21:20, mailing list <margeem...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi guys, >>> >>> I want to install Galaxy on a local server and hook it into our SGE cluster. >>> >>> This excellent document seems to provide a lot of the steps >>> http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Config/Performance/Cluster >>> >>> however I have two questions I'm not sure about. >>> >>> 1. Right now users keep their data in their home directories. The >>> jobs they run on the cluster have access to the user's home directory >>> and use that data. How would this work with Galaxy? Can the Galaxy >>> interface and jobs reference data in the users' home directories? Or >>> I guess how does this work? >>> >>> >>> 2. Also can I integrate the Galaxy user system with LDAP? And can >>> that user information be passed to the cluster to run the jobs under >>> that user? We need this for cluster billing purposes. >>> >>> >>> Thanks in advance for any help. Everyone is our company is really >>> pining for a Galaxy install and I'm really hoping I can set it up for >>> them. >>> >>> -Greg >>> ___________________________________________________________ >>> The Galaxy User list should be used for the discussion of >>> Galaxy analysis and other features on the public server >>> at usegalaxy.org. Please keep all replies on the list by >>> using "reply all" in your mail client. For discussion of >>> local Galaxy instances and the Galaxy source code, please >>> use the Galaxy Development list: >>> >>> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/listinfo/galaxy-dev >>> >>> To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, >>> please use the interface at: >>> >>> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/ ___________________________________________________________ The Galaxy User list should be used for the discussion of Galaxy analysis and other features on the public server at usegalaxy.org. Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. For discussion of local Galaxy instances and the Galaxy source code, please use the Galaxy Development list: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/listinfo/galaxy-dev To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/