[SciPy-user] Enthon for the Mac
jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Tue Nov 23 21:24:16 CST 2004
>>>>> "Fernando" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
Fernando> That's probably a wise choice, actually. Forcing users
Fernando> of the patented stuff to jump through an extra hoop will
Fernando> help prevent accidental misuse of those algorithms.
I'm more interested in giving a potential user of my software a
convenient install than I am in saving a potential developer from
inadvertently writing some commercial software that requires a
license. My guess is that 99% of the people who will use enthon/OSX
satisfy the constraint of not using the patented classes in a
commercial app, so my preference would be to include it with a
If someone ignores a suitably positioned disclaimer at the download
site *and* inadvertently develops an app that requires a license *and*
wants to distribute it commercially -- we're talking about a
vanishingly small subset here -- then they do so at their own peril.
Of course I don't second guess Robert's decision since he is the one
doing the hard work, but this is how I see it.
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