Antelope provides a productive development environment for end-users to create specialized processing applications.
Occasionally, members of the Antelope User Community release libraries and programs they've developed for broad use. These contributions are quite valuable to the Antelope community.
Both source-code and compiled versions of these contributed programs are available from web-sites maintained by the Antelope User Community (not by BRTT). The contributed programs may be installed alongside Antelope, to work in conjunction with the official Antelope release. Downloading the contributed code requires acceptance of the license terms placed on the software components by each contributing author.
During Antelope installation, the Antelope installer will offer users the opportunity to make this separate download of the contributed softare provided they agree to the contributed-code licensing terms. Alternatively, Antelope ships with a script install_contrib(1) which allows users to download and install the contributed software from Antelope User Community web-sites after Antelope is already installed.
For more information on Antelope contributed software, see the man-page contrib(5).
BRTT makes no claims of ownership for any of the contributed software other than the software BRTT itself has contributed. BRTT disclaims any responsibility relating to the contributed software. Any use of the contributed-code software, including redistribution, should first be cleared with the original authors, if such terms are not already explicit in the LICENSE included with the software element in question.
Contributed software may be recognized by the following notation in the SUPPORT section of the man-page for the program:
Contributed code: NO BRTT support
or the following notation at the bottom of the man page for the program:
Antelope Contrib SW
Requests for support should be made to the original authors, who should be identified in the man-page. None of the contributed software libraries and programs are constrained by Antelope licensing. Source code for the contributed software modules may be obtained via the Antelope Users Group web site.
BRTT leaves the management and contents of the contributed code repository as much as possible to the user community, with the one exception that we will occasionally submit programs of possible interest.
BRTT recommends contributed-code software adhere to a few simple guidelines. These are just suggestions; BRTT will not police what our users do:
There are many available open-source licenses, not all of which are created equal. Some examples of licenses that work well include: