[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

william ratcliff william.ratcliff@gmail....
Mon Nov 29 16:26:52 CST 2010


I'll put it as BSD.  That way, it will be consistent with the scipy
license.  We will have a git repository with the code for the site, which
will also be BSD.  Anyone who wants to fork it can....Once we throw up a
simple demo, then we'll ask for feedback :>  Version 1 will essentially be a
clone of the django snippets web site.   We can customize it later....


William

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 9:22 AM, Christopher Barker
> <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> > On 11/28/10 3:59 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
> >> My guess is that the licensing discussion contributed to that - it got
> >> a bit tense and wasn't very enjoyable.
> >
> > you'd think people enjoy the licensing debates -- there sure are a lot
> > of them!
>
> It's a mystery of human behavior that we are sometimes drawn to
> pointless dispute :) [1]
>
> > Anyway, I _think_ we sort-of converged on using the Creative Commons CC0
> > (more-or-less public domain):
> >
> > http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/
> >
> > Though I think it's open as to whether to optionally allow contributors
> > to choose another license.
>
> I think we went off track round about the time I half-jokingly
> suggested red bars either side of a GPL snippet.  So, at the risk of
> exciting further heat, and in the interests of peace and good will,
> would this be a reasonable summary?:
>
> Default is some very permissive thing such as CC0 or BSD or MIT
> Other options allowed, list as for Python cookbook
> The person who builds the thing can choose freely whether to put a
> subtle or unsubtle or no warning on GPL snippets.
>
> See you,
>
> Matthew
>
> [1] http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/fork-it/
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