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From: Greg Lindahl (lindahl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-12 00:54:25

> The government is one of the few forces that could mandate a proper MPI
> ABI at this point in time;

They certainly aren't the only ones -- vendors of proprietary
applications that use MPI plus vendors of interconnect hardware get
significant benefits from an ABI.

Anyone who wants to distribute binaries of open-source MPI apps would
also benefit, but they generally don't get to use the verb "mandate".

-- greg