[IPython-dev] IPython license switch: LGPL -> BSD

Ville Vainio vivainio at kolumbus.fi
Sat Oct 2 08:17:40 CDT 2004


Fernando Perez wrote:


> the switch.  Additionally, ipython distributes (unmodified) Bill 
> Bumgarner's DPyGetOpt and Ka-Ping Yee's Itpl, but these modules are 
> MIT[4] licensed, so there is no problem there either.  I will leave 
> those modules as they are today.


Why not use the MIT license for the whole ipython? On a c.l.py 
discussion that took place a while ago, the MIT license was seen as more 
straightforward and "obviously free" (nothing is free enough to some 
die-hards) than the BSD license.

Or is:
"""
Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors 
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software 
without specific prior written permission.
"""

important to you in some specific manner?


> Please note that I am NOT soliciting feedback on this decision, nor am 
> I proposing a discussion on licenses.  This decision is made and 
> final.  So unless you:


Oops, I did it already :-). BSD is fine with me.




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