The goal is to solve confusion of the "All rights reserved" for licensing code under an open-source license. The phrase "All rights reserved" comes from a historical convention that required this phrase for the copyright protection to apply. This convention is no longer relevant. However, even though the phrase has no meaning in establishing the copyright it has not lost meaning in terms of licensing. This change makes it so code under the Blender Foundation copyright does not use "all rights reserved". This is also how the GPL license itself states how to apply it to the source code: <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author> This program is free software ... This change does not change copyright notice in cases when the copyright is dual (BF and an author), or just an author of the code. It also does mot change copyright which is inherited from NaN Holding BV as it needs some further investigation about what is the proper way to handle it.
Ceres Solver is an open source C++ library for modeling and solving large, complicated optimization problems. It is a feature rich, mature and performant library which has been used in production at Google since 2010. Ceres Solver can solve two kinds of problems.
- Non-linear Least Squares problems with bounds constraints.
- General unconstrained optimization problems.
Please see ceres-solver.org for more information.