[Numpy-discussion] Legal Notice

Gerard Vermeulen (CRTBT) gvermeul at labs.polycnrs-gre.fr
Sun Oct 29 03:27:27 CST 2000


I like to propose a numpy-RPM to MandrakeSoft for future inclusion in
their contrib-cdroms. Of course, MandrakeSoft requires that all license
issues are cleared.

I understand that the file Legal.htm applies to the packages MA and RNG.
Is this true?

I like to point out that the phrase
"Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any
purpose without fee is hereby granted, provided that this entire
notice is included in all copies of any software which is or includes
a copy or modification of this software and in all copies of the
supporting documentation for such software. "
is very restrictive.

It forbids the inclusion of MA and RNG on a commercial CD rom. Isn't it?
It also forbids a consultant to use it for his business.
But what about somebody getting paid for his work in a government research
laboratory?

Could you replace this by something more BSD-like?

Best regards -- Gerard Vermeulen



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