[SciPy-dev] MIT license
Sun Apr 27 16:27:00 CDT 2008
2008/4/27 Dominique Orban <email@example.com>:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Nathan Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > We've received some MIT-licensed code to read matrices in the
> > Harwell-Boeing file format.
> > 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?
> >  http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/ticket/354
> 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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