[SciPy-Dev] ltisys.py

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Sun Aug 22 11:57:25 CDT 2010


josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> Licensing:
> scipy and python-control are BSD
> your yottalab.py doesn't have a license statement, but it has to be
> GPL by infection, because of
> "from slycot import sb02od, tb03ad"  since slycot is GPL
>
> Would it be useful to license your parts of yottalab that don't rely
> on slycot as BSD?
> e.g. if a replacement for slycot could be found.
>
> or maybe python control also moves to GPL with slycot integration ?
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/python-control/index.php?title=Developer_assignments
>   

Alternatively, one could ask the slycot/SLICOT authors if they would
relicense their work as BSD so that it can be included in scipy.
Historically, several authors have agreed to change GPL code to BSD when
asked nicely with this given as the reason.

-Andrew


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