[SciPy-dev] Bessel functions from Boost

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Feb 8 16:25:08 CST 2009


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 14:58, Gideon Simpson <simpson@math.toronto.edu> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2009, at 3:42 PM, Michael Abshoff wrote:
>
>>
>> What do you mean by that? Without going into details and triggering an
>> epic flamewar GPL and BSD define "freedom" differently and given 25
>> years of history between the FSF and the BSD camp and endless
>> flamewars
>> I don't see how this can be resolved in any way, shape or form. :)
>
> That's a real shame for an end-user like myself.  I use a mixture of
> GSL and SciPy in my work, for different things, depending on the
> problem at hand.  It would be good if there were robust
> interoperability there.

Interoperability is not the concern here. *You* can combine scipy and
GSL all you like. That's not a problem. However, because we want to
continue to use a BSD license for scipy, we don't include GPLed code
like the GSL.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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