[SciPy-dev] arpack wrapper status

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Nov 12 17:32:44 CST 2008


On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 06:51, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> 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

I agree with you.

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Robert Kern

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