[SciPy-dev] acceptable licenses for scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 12:20:06 CDT 2006


Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> When including source with scipy, which licenses are acceptable?  I
> know that the BSD-style licenses are good, but how about the Lesser
> GPL etc.?

No, we're still trying to keep scipy as a whole BSDish.

If there is an LGPL library which you wish to provide, it would provide an 
excellent seed for Fernando's "scikits" namespace package. We would be happy to 
provide the infrastructure on projects.scipy.org.

Of course, every time this topic comes up, I make the same offer, but so far, no 
one has done anything about it.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco


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