[SciPy-user] Re-releasing Python Equations under a new license?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 13:31:46 CST 2007


Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2007, Gabriel Gellner wrote:
> 
>> for small companies (or individuals), in this sense the BSD to me seems
>> unambiguously superior.
> 
> Gabriel, et al.:
> 
>    Here's something for you to consider:
> 
>          <http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070114093427179>
> 
>    As the Groklaw post introduces the subject,
> 
> "BSD - The Dark Horse of Open Source, by Brendan Scott, OS Law
> Sunday, January 14 2007 @ 02:34 PM EST
> 
> "Brendan Scott has been studying the BSD license, particularly in the context
> of Australian law, and he has come up with some startling questions. Is the
> BSD license as permissive as we've thought? The paper is principally for
> lawyers to consider, but it's certainly of interest to everyone, and note
> his disclaimer:

I also encourage everyone to read the comments and not just the paper. That
title and abstract is much more sound and fury than the arguments entail, IMO.
Seriously, "Dark Horse"? Lawyers should save their sophistry for court
appearances, not papers.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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