[ODE] Redistributing a C++ Wrapper for ODE

Nate W coding at natew.com
Thu Jul 11 11:28:02 2002

On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Clay Larabie wrote:

> Let's say I created a C++ wrapper for ODE that completely wraps the C
> API and doesn't require the user to even have the header files for
> ODE, would I be able to redistribute this version from my website?
> What copyright information do I have to include, and what are the LGPL
> or BSD implications of doing this?

IANAL, but I'm pretty sure that both the BSD and Gnu licenses would even
allow you to distribute your wrappers *with* ODE (or a modified ODE) if
you wanted.  But if your wrapper code requires no changes to ODE, then
ODE's license is probably a non-issue.

If everything you distribute is stuff you wrote yourself, I don't think
you'd need to be concerned about ODE's licensing at all.  You have the
copyright to the wrapper files because you wrote them yourself, so you
would be free to license them however you please, even commercially if you

For redistribution, you could also (I think) hand the code to Russ for
inclusion in the contrib directory alongside the triangle collider and
stuff.  Distributing everything from one place would make things just a
little simpler for anyone who wanted to use ODE with your wrappers.  


Nate Waddoups
Redmond WA USA