NIPerlin Patch and Kosada/smokris
I was looking where I probably shouldn't be poking and found something kind of interesting.
I noticed that there is a Perlin Noise kernel in the NI Image Unit thingy recently, and was looking at the description (see attachment). I noted that the copyright was given to Perlin, but hey, Perlin didn't write it in CI. I also noted the lack of NI copyright, which is usually pretty prominent.
Something didn't quite rub me right about it since I, like an elephant, remember insanely stupid details, and remembered smokris porting Perlin's kernel.
So, I looked in the actual plugin and saw this in the actual kernel...
// Improved Noise - Copyright 2002 Ken Perlin. // =========================================== // // Conversion to CIKernel by email@example.com, 2009.02.26 // // Copyright (c) 2009 Kosada Incorporated. // // Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person // obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation // files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without // restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, // copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell // copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the // Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following // conditions: // // The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be // included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. // // THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, // EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES // OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND // NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT // HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, // WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING // FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR // OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Again, I do note that Perlin's copyright isn't missing from the patch description, and NI doesn't take any kind of claim, so it seems like some thought went into the m.i.a copyright in the description, but who knows. To err is human.
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