[AstroPy] SOFA license letter (draft)

Jonathan T. Niehof jniehof@lanl....
Thu Apr 18 15:37:02 CDT 2013


On 04/18/2013 02:26 PM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
> "You shall not cause the SOFA software to be brought into disrepute,
> either by misuse, or use for inappropriate tasks, or by inappropriate
> modification."

Reminds me of the "software shall be used for good" problem:
http://wonko.com/post/jsmin-isnt-welcome-on-google-code

Being cute in license agreements usually causes headaches.

I agree that petitioning from the community is a good idea. It may be 
worth including the track record of existing licenses. As 
very-much-not-a-lawyer, boilerplate contracts with history make me 
happier. Thanks for the draft, Tom.

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Jonathan Niehof
ISR-3 Space Data Systems
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MS-D466
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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