[SciPy-dev] license for code published in articles

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Tue Dec 2 19:19:15 CST 2008


On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 14:17,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is code that is published verbatim inside a paper (not as attachment)
>> license restricted?
>
> Yes, of course, provided that the code is otherwise copyrightable.
>
>> The Journal of Statistical Software publishes code under GPL.
>> Does GPL also apply to source snippets or functions that are included
>> in the text of the article, or is there a fair use assumption on the
>> text of the article?
>
> Including code in scipy does not fall under fair use, so that's
> neither here nor there.
>
> You can ask the authors for permission, if you like, but it's best
> just to read the paper, and write new code.

Puting it the other way round --- when writing a paper I should
explicitely state, that all code is BSD, then people should not be
afraid of looking at it, right?

Ondrej


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