[SciPy-dev] MIT license

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Sun Apr 27 16:27:00 CDT 2008


2008/4/27 Dominique Orban <dominique.orban@gmail.com>:

> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Nathan Bell <wnbell@gmail.com> wrote:
> > We've received some MIT-licensed code to read matrices in the
> >  Harwell-Boeing file format[1].
> >
> >  My understanding is that the MIT license is essentially the same as
> >  the BSD, so is there any need to relicense the code?  Generally, can
> >  MIT licensed code be included in SciPy without further consideration?
> >
> >  [1] http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/ticket/354
>
> Nathan,
>
> I chose the MIT license because I had to pick one. I am not partial to
> it and am open to picking another. The HB and RB readers depend on
> Konrad Hinsen's FortranFormat module, which I think is part of his
> ScientificPython package---that's released under the "CeCILL" license
> (www.cecill.info/index.en.html) so I'm not sure how that works with
> SciPy licensing.



CeCILL is the French version of teh GPL, so if those headers are needed to
build the package, I don't think they can be included into Scipy.



> >  Dominique, thanks for your contribution and sorry for the slow
> >  progress on this ticket.
>
>
> No problem. I am not sure what the best way to alert the SciPy team
> is. At the time I posted the module, I had e-mailed the developers
> list but strangely, the message bounced back to me.


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