[Numpy-discussion] Re: Numerical Mathematics Consortium vs. scipy and numpy

Zdeněk Hurák hurak at control.felk.cvut.cz
Wed Feb 1 06:22:03 CST 2006


Christopher Barker wrote:

> In general,
> unfortunately, it looks to be quite commercially-focused: how does one
> get the open source community to be represented in this kind of thing?

I do not know the details, but one of the members of the consortium - Scilab
consortium - is kind of open-source. Well, their license is not purely free
(http://www.scilab.org/legal/license.html,
http://www.scilab.org/legal/index_legal.php?page=faq.html#q6), but it is
definitely not a commercial project. Perhaps some Scilab people could
answer some open-source related questions.

Note that I am not related to the NMC in any way, it is really that I only
found this link and as a newcomer to Python computing community, I am
simply interested what are the attitudes towards these issues here.   

Zdenek





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