On 26 August 2011 19:50, Michael Ekstrand <michael(a)elehack.net> wrote:
On 08/26/2011 12:13 PM, Michael Ekstrand wrote:
> 3. cp-dev seems to not only use Black Box to bootstrap, but it also
> seems to use Black Box sources as a part of itself. I have not yet
> investigated whether this is true and, if true, how the relevant sources
> are licensed.
BlackBox Component Builder's installation includes lots of source code
and is licensed under what looks like the Sleepycat license (BSD +
So it looks like the build and packaging toolchain for OpenBUGS does
consist of open source software, but this software is built for Windows,
may depend on GUIs for launching and controlling the build, and has a
nontrivial bootstrap process.
Perhaps JAGS is a better option for Fedora:
"Its main advantage in comparison to the members of the original BUGS
family (WinBUGS and OpenBUGS) is its platform independence. It is
written in C++, while the BUGS family is written Component Pascal
which is only available for Windows. Therefore it is already
part of many repositories of Linux distributions like Ubuntu. It can
also be compiled as a 64-bits application on 64-bits platforms, thus
making all the addressable space available to BUGS models."