[SciPy-user] initial release of a finite element code

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 09:12:04 CST 2007


Hi,

> My colleagues do not understand the open source / free software license
> issues much, so after my brief introduction we quickly agreed on GPL - I
> wanted to make the release as soon as possible. IMHO more such
> reactions/opinions (together with cooperation offers :)) could flip
> their opinion.

Is it easy to characterize why they preferred GPL?

I know this has been rehearsed in detail, but my summary of it would
be, if you want your code to become _the_ standard implementation,
there's a considerably better chance if you have a BSD license.

Thanks a lot,

Matthew


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