[SciPy-dev] arpack wrapper status

Aric Hagberg hagberg@lanl....
Fri Nov 14 18:40:04 CST 2008


On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 06:18:13PM -0600, Robert Kern wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 17:07, Aric Hagberg <hagberg@lanl.gov> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 06:45:46PM -0500, Nathan Bell wrote:
> >> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Did they refuse to re-license ARPACK under something explicitly
> >> >> compatible?
> >> >
> >> > I don't know. One should ask the arpack developers.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Aric, do you want to take the lead on this one?  If not, I can give it a try.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure what is required from them.  Does an email stating "we
> >> agree to release ARPACK under the standard, three-clause BSD license"
> >> suffice?
> >
> > I exchanged email with Professor Sorensen and explained the issue
> > with the current ARPACK license.
> >
> > He is definitely concerned about this and committed to do the work to
> > relicense.  This will be no small amount of work for him so I want to make
> > sure we get it right.
> >
> > His intent is that ARPACK should be able to be used everywhere LAPACK
> > is used and suggested licensing it that way.  My understanding is that
> > the current LAPACK license is exactly the 3-clause BSD ("modified
> > BSD") so that is what I suggested.  T
> >
> > Please let me know if there is anything I am missing here.
> 
> The remainder of the previous sentence starting with "T"?  :-)

How about:

"This is great news!"

Aric


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