[SciPy-user] Python(x,y) - New release 1.1.0

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Apr 17 09:17:26 CDT 2008


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, (EEST) Pearu Peterson apparently wrote:
>  > I think everyone has the right to choose whatever license s/he will
>  > use for its software and not feel bad about it. PERIOD.
>  ...
>
> > I think it is great that such software are released as
>  > open source at all.
>
>  I strongly agree.
>
>  But it is the case that many people pick licenses that are
>  not well suited to their goals.  It can be useful to ask
>  them if they have considered the implication of a particular
>  license.
>
>  It is also the case that picking a license that is not
>  obviously liberal (MIT or BSD) or well-known copyleft
>  (LGPL, GPL) can be a bad idea for a new open source project
>  that is trying to attract a user base.  The discussion in
>  this thread illustrates why.

Exactly. One should (imho) just use well known opensource licenses.

Ondrej


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