[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

william ratcliff william.ratcliff@gmail....
Sat Oct 30 15:38:15 CDT 2010


How about "scisnippets"?  I'll try to start a prototype tomorrow so we have
something tangible.
On Oct 30, 2010 1:00 PM, "Almar Klein" <almar.klein@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would strongly recommend (to users) that all shorter code, snippets
>> and recipes, are BSD by default or made explicit by the user, and that
>> the license is very easy to see on the web page.
>> Given that we are writing BSD code and to avoid any conflicts, I
>> essentially ignore all non-BSD code, for example on the matlab file
>> exchange.
>>
>
> Hear hear! Since most Python code is BSD licensed, a module/package using
> non-BSD compatible license (for example GLP) would be incompatible with,
> well almost all Python code. This may sound trivial, but I, for one, did
not
> fully understand this until someone explained it.
>
> I would even go so far as to force a BSD license for all code hosted on
the
> site itself. Referenced code can then still choose a license. At the very
> least there should be a proper explanation that people should chose the
BSD
> license in most cases, and *why*.
>
> Almar
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