[SciPy-user] plotting enhancements and copyright
rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Nov 1 15:14:37 CST 2001
>>>>> "JJL" == John J Lee <jjl at pobox.com> writes:
JJL> I guess many of the possible contributors work at
JJL> universities, who usually (like other employers) claim
JJL> copyright on everything that their staff produce in the
JJL> course of their work, so I'm wondering: do people ever
JJL> actually take this seriously for relatively small (or large,
JJL> for that matter) pieces of software without obvious
JJL> commercial value?
Yes, this can be a real problem if university lawyers want to make it
It is why I generally restrict contributions towards and use GPL'd
projects (the so-called "viral" nature is one means of getting around
IP problems if you are producing research-quality (which I'll unfairly
claim is generally of lower quality than commercial) software for
others to use.
I make exceptions sometimes, but one needs to be careful in those
cases. For those of us with multiple (joint) appointments, this
concern is exponentially more problematic...
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics rossini at u.washington.edu
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