License discussion around including Intel Reference Engine?

asked 2018-08-11 13:14:33 -0500

TechnikEmpire gravatar image

I see from the docs that OpenCV 3.4.2 uses Intel's OpenVino inference engine as the DNN backend by default (if you include it in compilation).

However, when I went to go obtain OpenVino, I found I was drowning in dozens of legal documents trying to figure out exactly how the inference engine and its various components (required redist dependencies and such) are licensed. I even saw scary language about Intel reserving various patent rights.

My question is, where is the developer discussion around including this apparently patent (or at least license) mine-field software? I ask because there must have been some discussion about the licensing nightmare before integrating it into OpenCV, so maybe if I were to see that discussion I might simply discover that I've misunderstood something.

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open an issue

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2018-08-11 13:50:13 -0500 )edit

@LBerger I wasn't sure whether I should open a github issue because the issues section directs discussion and questions back here.

TechnikEmpire gravatar imageTechnikEmpire ( 2018-08-11 13:52:25 -0500 )edit

Added as a ticket, linked back to here in cause it gets closed down in favor of this site. https://github.com/opencv/opencv/issu...

TechnikEmpire gravatar imageTechnikEmpire ( 2018-08-11 14:01:35 -0500 )edit