[SciPy-dev] could anyone propose University of California workers to change bvls license?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Feb 27 10:53:45 CST 2008


On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:03 AM, dmitrey <dmitrey.kroshko@scipy.org> wrote:
> hi all,
>  here's a fortran routine bvls, free for non-commercial purposes:
>  http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/general/bvls
>
>  Could anyone contact to the authors of the routine and propose them make
>  it available in terms of GPL/LGPL or, moreover, BSD license?
>
>  I have already working Python interface (via f2py, thanks to Pearu
>  Peterson for assist), so, if BSD - it could be connected to scipy.
>
>  In anyway, this routine would be of great interest in scikits.openopt
>  users, because solvers ralg and lincher could be enhanced (in case of >1
>  constraints), and, of course, mere bvls solver could be included to LLSP
>  class.
>
>  Authors of the routine, as it is mentioned in the file header, are
>
>  Robert L. Parker                           Philip B. Stark
>  Scripps Institution of Oceanography        Department of Statistics
>  University of California, San Diego        University of California
>  La Jolla CA 92093                          Berkeley CA 94720-3860
>  rlparker@ucsd.edu                          stark@stat.berkeley.edu
>
>  I would contact the authors of the routine by myself, but IIRC some
>  scipy developers work in this university and have better English
>  language knowledge.

I used to work there, but I really doubt that they will consider a
change of license. They really do want to restrict its use to
non-commercial purposes. Or rather, the Technology Transfer Department
of UCSD does.

-- 
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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