[AstroPy] SOFA license letter (draft)

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille@gmail....
Thu Apr 18 15:29:47 CDT 2013

On 18 April 2013 21:32, Tom Aldcroft <aldcroft@head.cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Following the long and useful discussion in the "astropy in Debian,
> Scientific Linux" thread, I have taken a crack at drafting a letter that can
> be used as the basis for discussion with SOFA board members or other
> colleagues with influence.  It is also written somewhat in the form of a
> petition.
> This is just a draft, but I wanted to get the ball rolling.  It would be
> very helpful if other affected parties (package managers, people with SOFA
> dependencies) can pitch in with more details.  In particular there are two
> open sections that I would hope Sergio and Ole can work on.
> https://github.com/astropy/astropy/wiki/SOFA-license-for-the-community
> I think anyone with a github account can edit, but let me know otherwise.

In terms of alternatives, I see the following (in terms of
'standards') that we could suggest:

- Public Domain
- MIT or BSD license

Does anyone know for sure if the LGPL is BSD-compatible? If so, that's
another option.


> Cheers,
> Tom
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