[ros-users] OctoMap in alufr-ros-pkg, now BSD-licensed

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 23 13:29:59 UTC 2010


After the previous discussions, I moved the ROS-integration of our 
OctoMap 3D mapping library (http://octomap.sf.net/) into Freiburg's ROS 
repository (http://www.ros.org/wiki/alufr-ros-pkg), which will also 
contain all the code with regard to our newly-arrived PR2 in the future. 
The "octomap_mapping" stack now contains the actual "octomap" package 
which downloads and compiles OctoMap from SVN, and an octomap_server 
package with a simple map server.

In order to enable a tighter integration of OctoMap into ROS we also 
decided to change the licensing of OctoMap from GPL to BSD. Only our 
"octovis" visualization GUI remains GPL-licensed because it is based on 

Best regards,

Armin Hornung                              Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~hornunga   Dept. of Computer Science
HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de        Humanoid Robots Lab
Tel.: +49 (0)761-203-8010                  Georges-Köhler-Allee 79	
Fax : +49 (0)761-203-8007                  D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

More information about the ros-users mailing list