[SciPy-dev] arpack wrapper status

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Wed Nov 12 12:04:37 CST 2008


On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Nathan Bell <wnbell@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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
>>
>
> Did they refuse to re-license ARPACK under something explicitly
> compatible?

I don't know. One should ask the arpack developers.

> I'd hate to throw out the work that's gone into
> supporting ARPACK without pursuing all options.

Yes, absolutely. It was a surprise for me as well then arpack uses a
problematic license.

Ondrej


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