Day: Tuesday, 28th of February
CGAL – The Computational Geometry Algorithms Library
I will present the co-evolution of the CGAL Open Source project and GeometryFactory, the software development company that emanated from this project in 2003.
We start with the technical challenges encountered when developing geometric data structures and algorithms, and examples for how they are used in different application domains.
We then explain our strategy to turn research prototypes into products and make them perennial, the various forms of interaction between GeometryFactory and its academic partners, and the choice of an open source license that corresponds best to our business model.