Talk:Maui Cluster Scheduler

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Nominated for deletion eh? Another example of VfD is too easy to achieve. This is cluster scheduling software used the world over. If this had been deleted we should have gotten rid of all the other specialised articles too. Amazing. Robert Brockway 00:52, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

This article still needs more details and improvements, or it may actually fail to survive a VfD next time. If you happen to know more details about Maui, and what differentiates it from other schedulers, then feel free to add it. -- Bovineone 05:09, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Deleting the article for lack of quality would be a violation of Wikipedia:Deletion policy. Given time I will improve the article.
BTW I think your comment was the most sensible one on the AfD page :) Robert Brockway 01:10, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

free software, open source as per OSI definition, commercial vs FLOSS[edit]

i've had a go at trying to clarify the relation between the non-free (as in the GNU free software and OSI open-source software definition) version of Maui - the one that seems to be actively developed and used - and the free (as per the same definitions) version of Maui that stalled in 2005. Someone had described the scheduler in Moab as "commercial", but that doesn't really explain the relation to the GNU free software and OSI open-source software definitions - these both forbid non-commercial clauses for a licence to satisfy the definitions. So both of the Adaptive Computing's packages - Maui and Moab - are non-free by these definitions. The company states this, so this is usable from a WP POV without requiring OR (rather trivial application of definitions). We don't necessarily have to use the term "non-free", but describing Adaptive Computing's packet as "open source" without caveats would also be inaccurate - given what Adaptive Computing says quite explicitly in its footnote description of the Maui licence. (Unfortunately, Adaptive Computing refers to the full licence but makes it rather difficult to get access to the full licence... user registration is required to download the software!) Boud (talk) 21:17, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

"Initially Developed By" seems fishy[edit]

Article begins claiming that Maui was initially developed by Cluster Resources, Inc.; however, according to Cluster Resources, Inc. didn't exist until 2001 (though this article states, correctly, that Maui was developed primarily in the 90s). Being developed under the direction of Cluster Resources' eventual founder, possibly with other future employees (which I assume is what the opening line was intended to mean) is not the same thing as being developed by Cluster Resources, Inc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Details from the Adaptive Computing site indicate David B. Jackson initially developed Maui and then went on to found Cluster Resources/Adaptive Computing:

The account used to upload the source of a previous version of Maui to sourceforge is an account with his name. All the source files in the archive list him as the author.

More open version available[edit]

There's a mostly public domain version of the source available at this link

It's probably worth it to more prominently feature this version. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)