[SciPy-dev] bvls license

Alan Isaac aisaac@american....
Wed Mar 5 10:00:24 CST 2008


On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, dmitrey wrote:
> http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/general/bvls 

OK, here is the situation.  It turns out that
BVLS was previously released under GPL v.2 to the R project.
The authors are happy to have it available under that license.

However, they also appear willing to consider LGPL and 
possibly BSD if that would be helpful.  I would need to be 
able to tell them how it would be helpful.  Could someone 
better versed in SciPy/licenses interactions help here?

This is what I think.

GPL code can be used in SciKits but not in SciPy proper.
If so, is it desirable/important that this code be available in SciPy proper?

Finally, one author added the following statement:

    "I would be happy to license it under anything that 
    keeps attribution to Bob and me and that keeps the code 
    intact."

I do not really know what this means.  The GPL itself makes 
no commitment to keep the code "intact", right?  Can 
I address this concern in any way?

Thank you,
Alan Isaac





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