[SciPy-dev] SciPy Foundation

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Mon Aug 3 16:54:08 CDT 2009


On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Gael
Varoquaux<gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 03:32:31PM -0600, Ondrej Certik wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Gael
>> Varoquaux<gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
>> [...]
>> > For a web environment, the Sage notebook is amazing. Unfortunately last
>> > time I looked, it was GPL licensed, which renders it improper for my use,
>> > as the tools we use at the lab must be BSD, in order to be able to build
>> > (eventually) medical imaging products from them one day.
>
>> Actually, in this thread:
>
>> http://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel/browse_thread/thread/65ca1e0489a0a980/
>
>> most (if not all) contributors to the Sage notebook agreed to release
>> their code as BSD.
>
>> The same about William being positive to license the build system as
>> BSD too. So we can get lots of done by working on these things
>> together with Sage.
>
> I can see that a lot of good things are coming out of Sage (the current
> Cython development frenzy was clearly helped by the needs of Sage). It is
> really nice to see our community (I am talking in the sens of a
> scientific Python community, agnostic of tools and distribution) growing.
>
> Cheers to these guys, that notebook is really amazing!

Yep. And Cython is BSD like (resp Apache) license too, so I think that
for these basic tools that everyone needs (cython/notebook/build
infrustructure) Sage is not against BSD at all.

Ondrej


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