[Numpy-discussion] Licensing question

Nathaniel Smith njs@pobox....
Tue Aug 7 18:55:32 CDT 2012


On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> Those are not the original Fortran sources. The original Fortran sources are
> in the public domain as work done by a US federal employee.
>
> http://www.netlib.org/fftpack/
>
> Never trust the license of any code on John Burkardt's site. Track it down
> to the original sources.

Taken together, what those websites seem to be claiming is that you
have a choice of buggy BSD code or fixed GPL code? I assume someone
has already taken the appropriate measures for numpy, but it seems
like an unfortunate situation...

-n


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