[SciPy-user] Re[2]: ANN: Veusz 0.5 - a scientific plotting package

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Wed Apr 20 01:04:43 CDT 2005


>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Harrington <jh at oobleck.astro.cornell.edu> writes:

    >> Can I legally distribute sqw.py separately under the BSD (or
    >> some GPL compatible license)?  So why should sqw.py be
    >> > distributed as GPL code in the first place?

    >> Some interpretations of copyright law (e.g. Larry Rosen's) say
    >> that no, it doesn't have to. The FSF's, Trolltech's, and
    >> Riverbank's say otherwise.

    Joe> If FSF et al. really say this, they're dreaming.

[...]

Thanks Joe and Robert for the clarifications, that makes a lot of
sense.

    Joe> Like Robert, I like Rosen's book, and IANAL.

Well, I have other things to read and little time for the ambiguities
of the GPL.  So your more informed thoughts are much appreciated.  :)

cheers,
prabhu



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