[Numpy-discussion] scipy binary for macosx tiger on ppc

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Nov 30 17:47:34 CST 2007

Christopher Barker wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:

>> "Official" binaries intended for distribution from scipy.org or scipy.sf.net
>> should not be linked against FFTW or UMFPACK since they are GPLed.
> Does that apply to binaries put up on pythonmac.org? It would be nice to 
> have a "complete" version somewhere standard.

I would argue "yes, it does apply to pythonmac.org, too." scipy is a
BSD-licensed package. Putting GPLed components into the binaries which are
distributed at "standard" locations like our website, PyPI, or pythonmac.org
confuses that picture. I would be mollified if the download link had an
explanation attached, but unfortunately, pythonmac.org/packages does not have
any space for that.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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