[Numpy-discussion] Re: Legal Notice

Greg Ball gball at cfa.harvard.edu
Tue Oct 31 17:31:57 CST 2000


I think the way  Gerard is interpreting this passage

> Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
> documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,

is that you can DISTRIBUTE the software but you can't CHARGE A FEE.

However this appears in the normal python license and many others and I am
sure the correct interpretation is that you can USE, DISTRIBUTE, etc the
software without PAYING A FEE (to the copyright holders.)
It is free software,  a XFree86 style license according to RMS, which is
BSD-like but with no advertising clause.

Gerard, the license is fine for distribution and as Joe said, similar to
many other free software packages.

-Greg Ball









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