Provide software tools which could be integrated into complete systems with one of many software integration frameworks. GearBox is not a framework. It does not contain any "glue" code to help you assemble a complete system.
GearBox does not compete with any existing or future frameworks. Frameworks are still and will continue to be required to customize the available software to a particular application. But the task of designing and implementing a framework is hard enough without having to worry about the nitty-gritty of algorithm and driver implemention.
More on the rationale and the objectives for the project can be found in GearBox Publications.
The GearBox project does not, as a policy, require code to conform to any specific license to be included in the distribution. However, the code is required to have a license and the license must be Open Source. That is the official policy. For a complete up-to-date list of licenses see the LICENSE file included in your distribution.
Copyright belongs to developers and major contributors. The copyright is recorded in a comment block at the top of every source file.
In principle GearBox can be deployed as widely as CMake allows. For a detailed list of OS support see the list of currently available software.
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