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O'Reilly Network: Program Your Computer to See [Intel Open Source Computer Vision Library on Linux]

Sep 23, 2000, 20:41 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In June of this year, at the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Intel announced the availability of the first alpha version of its "Open Source Computer Vision Library" (OSCVL) for Microsoft Windows. On September 13th, the library, version Alpha3.1, was made available for Linux for the first time."

"The library provides several hundred functions that implement many of the most common algorithms in use in CV applications. It's intended to be a substrate upon which both researchers and commercial developers can immediately begin being productive at building CV solutions, instead of having to first reimplement the basic building blocks from white papers and sprinkled bits of source code."

"The code is under a BSD-like license which allows either source or binary redistribution so long as the copyright notice remains attached. It is perfectly OK to take the library and produce a commercial product with it, so long as Intel's name is not used to promote the product. ... Intel has been working on the OSCVL for approximately three years, growing in scope from one man with a vision (no pun intended), Gary Bradski, to a multi-national team of developers. The library has an acceptance and navigating committee of some of the world's leading CV experts and a Web-based users group of over 500 researchers."

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