[SciPy-user] plotting enhancements and copyright

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Nov 1 16:06:39 CST 2001


On 1 Nov 2001, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> >>>>> "JJL" == John J Lee <jjl at pobox.com> writes:

[about copyright ownership by employees (universities in particular)]

> Yes, this can be a real problem if university lawyers want to make it
> a problem.
[...]
> (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 don't understand: if you don't have permission to license something, you
can't 'get around it' by claiming you've GPL'd it -- you don't have the
authority to do so.  Am I right?


John




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