[SciPy-dev] arpack wrapper status

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Wed Nov 12 06:51:30 CST 2008


On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 1:16 PM, David Cournapeau
<david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Ondrej Certik wrote:
>>
>> Note, that since arpack was recently removed from Debian main due to
>> it's non-free license, scipy should be able to configure without
>> arpack, so that it can remain in main.
>>
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497724
>>
>
> I did not know arpack was non-free. If it is not an acceptable free
> license, it should be removed from scipy, then.

It is not acceptable for Debian (and thus neither for me), but you
should read the actual details here and make your own opinion:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=491794

Ondrej


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